J Cutan Med Surg 2002 May-Jun;6(3):221-5. Epub 2002 May 13.
Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Background: Granuloma gluteale infantum is a skin disorder of controversial etiology manifested clinically by oval reddish-purple granulomatous nodules on the gluteal surfaces and groin areas of infants. Similar granulomas are noted in adults and the elderly and are referred to as granuloma gluteale adultorum and diaper area granuloma of the aged, respectively. Occlusion from diapers, paper napkins, plastic pants, detergents, starch, powder, halogenated steroids, candidal infection, and urine and feces are postulated as possible etiologies. Read More