Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Nameer Al-Sudany, MD (IRAQ)

Napkin’s candidiasis


A 6-month-old female infant presented with red glazed rash involved the groin area including the inguinal flexures. It started as as napkin irritant contact dermatitis with superimposed candidiasis of one month duration. The rash is well-demarcated erythemtous with peripheral scales and many characteristic satellite papules and pustules. KOH smear yielded short wide hyphae and budding candidal cells Nustatin cream plus Hydrocortisone 2.5% cream applied twice daily for 2 weeks have cured the rash.