oa South African Medical Journal - Ammonia dermatitis: 'nappy rash'
|Article Title||Ammonia dermatitis: 'nappy rash'|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Bacteriology, South African Institute for Medical Research, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Jan 1969|
|Pages||61 - 64|
|Keyword(s)||Aetiology, Ammonia dermatitis, Case report, Dermatology, Nappy rash and Paediatrics|
Ammonia dermatitis is the commonest cause of nappy rash in babies and is due to an alkaline burn produced by ammonia, which, in turn, is produced by stool-derived bacteria acting upon urea in the urine.
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