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Diaper rash

Diaper rash

Overview

Candida, a yeast organism, may cause a skin infection beneath an infant's diaper which appears as bright red patches.

Update Date 7/10/2015

Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.