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Diaper Rash (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: David Perlstein, MD, MBA, FAAP

Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Tammy Shields, MD, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Denver Health Medical Center.

Coauthor(s): Christopher Colwell, MD, Medical Director of Denver Paramedic Division, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Steven L Bernstein, MD, Vice-Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mt Sinai School of Medicine.

REFERENCE:

Adam, R. "Skin Care of the Diaper Area." Pediatric Dermatology 25.4 July-Aug. 2008: 427-433.


Last Editorial Review: 6/4/2012

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