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Boletín médico del Hospital Infantil de México

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ALVA-VALDEZ, Juan et al. Comparative study of glycerol oxiester vs zinc oxide in the treatment of dermatitis in the diaper area. Bol. Med. Hosp. Infant. Mex. [online]. 2007, vol.64, n.1, pp.35-42. ISSN 1665-1146.

Introduction. Diaper dermatitis is a common inflammatory condition, characterized by lesions in the skin in contact with the diaper that cause a burning sensation and pruritus. The current treatment is based on inert pastes such as zinc oxide. Material and methods. Randomized, double blind clinical study, where 2 groups of patients with dermatitis in the diaper area were randomized to treatment with glycerol oxiester or zinc oxide. Results. Both groups were of similar general characteristics A statistically significant difference in treatment evaluation at 72 hours, 30 of 30 patients treated with glycerol oxiester improved vs 25 of 30 with zinc. Conclusions. Glycerol oxiester has a therapeutic efficacy similar to zinc oxide.

Keywords : Diaper area dermatitis; glycerol oxiester; zinc oxide.

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