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J Family Community Med. 2010 May;17(2):107-9. doi: 10.4103/1319-1683.71994.

A forgotten complication of diaper dermatitis: Granuloma gluteale infantum.

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Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, University of Dammam, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

Granuloma Gluteale Infantum (GGI) is a rare condition of unclear etiology,[1] presenting as asymptomatic cherry red nodules in the diaper area appearing in the setting of primary irritant contact dermatitis.[2] A 50 day old infant with GGI is presented to emphasize that the condition may be easily missed, and that it may result from the misuse of fluorinated topical steroids used to treat a rash in the diaper area. This is the first case reported from Saudi Arabia.

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Granuloma gluteale infantum; diaper dermatitis; fluorinated steroids

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