Candida dermatitis


  • Local fungal infection caused by the Candida genus
  • Most commonly seen in infants (diaper dermatitis) or intertriginous areas

Dermatitis Types

Clinical Features[1]

Diaper Dermatitis
  • Pruritus and erythematous changes in high risk locations: inguinal folds, axilla, scrotum, intergluteal/inframammary/abdominal folds

Differential Diagnosis

  • Tinea cruris
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Contact Dermatitis


  • erythematous, macerated, intertriginous plaques with satellite pustules or papules
  • KOH prep or culture of skin scrapings



  • Outpatient

See Also

External Links


  1. Kauffmann CA. Overview of Candida Infections. UptoDate. 2016.
  2. Pappas PG, Kauffman CA, Andes DR, et al. Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Candidiasis: 2016 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clin Infect Dis 2016; 62:e1.