08 March, 2010

Diaper dermatitis ?



A baby come to my clinic with a complaint with " Diaper dermatitis ".
--------------- This case is not diaper dermatitis.   
--------------- A type of yeast  "Candida" infect the skin and overgrowth.

Candida albicans live in normal human skin, oral, intestinal tract and
usually no harmful effects in man. Sometimes, infants are suffered from 
thrush(oral candidiasis) and skin candidiasis.

Photo:   Phase-contrast microscopy. Candida albicans.

Any questions: write to    Keiji Hagiwara, MD
------------------------- ------ keijihagiwara@gmail.com
----------------------- -------- Kami-Ube Pediatric Clinic,
----------------------------- --1-20-2 Tokiwadai, Ube 755-0097, Japan.