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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.

Review Date 9/5/2017

Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.