What causes perianal erythema in bacterial gastroenteritis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Jennifer Lynn Bonheur, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Perianal erythema results from the passage of many stools causing a constantly wet area. Failure to properly dry the buttocks and perianal area results in erythema and skin breakdown.


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