2022
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-08392-1_21
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Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis: An Insidious and Painful Condition

Abstract: Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is a common and under-recognized painful skin condition, caused by erosion of the skin from chronic exposure to urine, stool, or both, from incontinence [1]. Patients with IAD experience considerable discomfort, with pain, burning and itching in the affected areas (buttocks, perineum and gluteal clefts) [1][2][3]. IAD can result in loss of independence, depression, sleep disruption and worsening of urinary and fecal soiling [4][5][6][7]. It is considered to be one of th… Show more

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“…Prevalence ranges between 5.2% and 46%, depending on the type of setting and population under study 9 12…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Prevalence ranges between 5.2% and 46%, depending on the type of setting and population under study 9 12…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%