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diaper dermatitis

diaper dermatitis in Medicine

diaper dermatitis di·a·per dermatitis (dī'ə-pər, dī'pər)
A form of dermatitis occurring where a diaper contacts with the skin and caused by exposure to feces and urine and possibly by the ammonia produced by decomposing urine; diaper rash. Also called diaper rash.

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