Candida dermatitis

Background

  • Local fungal infection caused by the Candida genus
  • Most commonly seen in infants (diaper dermatitis) or intertriginous areas

Clinical Features[1]

Diaper Dermatitis
  • Pruritus and erythematous changes in high risk locations: inguinal folds, axilla, scrotum, intergluteal/inframammary/abdominal folds

Differential Diagnosis

  • Tinea cruris
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Contact Dermatitis

Evaluation

  • erythematous, macerated, intertriginous plaques with satellite pustules or papules
  • KOH prep or culture of skin scrapings

Management[2]

  • Topical nystatin, ketoconazole, or clotrimazole applied twice per day until resolution

Disposition

  • Outpatient

See Also

External Links

References

  1. Kauffmann CA. Overview of Candida Infections. UptoDate. 2016.
  2. Pappas PG, Kauffman CA, Andes DR, et al. Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Candidiasis: 2016 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis 2016; 62:e1.