Among the causative factors of napkin dermatitis the role played by faeces, urine, friction, hydration, temperature, chemical irritants, proteases and secondarily by superimposed microorganisms such as Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus, has to be considered. In the 1990s the frequency and severity of napkin dermatitis significantly decreased thanks to the better quality of napkin material.

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