Seborrheic Dermatitis

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This chapter talks about Seborrheic dermatitis, which is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by erythematous and scaling plaques, with a distinctive distribution in scalp, eyebrows, nasolabial folds, retroauricular regions, sternum, and between the shoulder blades, areas rich in sebaceous glands. There are two forms of seborrheic dermatitis: an infantile and an adult form. It discusses about incidence/prevalence, etiology/risk factors and prognosis of the seborrheic dermatitis. The chapter focusses on the effects of topical treatment, which includes some drugs namely ketoconazole and corticosteroids. It discusses about efficacy and drawbacks of these drugs. In addition, the chapter also focuses on the effects of systemic treatments and the effects of nutrients. Finally, the chapter describes about the treatment that reduces sebaceous secretions using the drugs namely retinoids and antiandrogens.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Dermatology: Third Edition
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781118357606, 9781118357675
Publication statusPublished - Aug 11 2014


  • Antiandrogens
  • Antibacterial drugs
  • Antifungal drugs
  • Retinoids
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Systemic treatments
  • Topical treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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