seborrhea oleosa

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seb·or·rhe·a o·le·o·'sa

a greasy condition of the skin due to excessive secretion of the sebaceous glands.

seb·or·rhe·a o·le·o·sa

(seb'ōr-ē'ă ō-lē-ō'să)
Skin made greasy by excessive secretion of the sebaceous glands.

seborrhea oleosa

Skin that appears shiny or oily.
See also: seborrhea


an abnormal secretion from the sebaceous glands, often associated with abnormalities of keratinization. The clinical features vary from dandruff to the formation of greasy scales and crusts with accompanying inflammation. See also flexural seborrhea, ear margin dermatosis.

congenital seborrhea
occurs in several dog breeds as scaling skin at birth and progressively worsening seborrhea oleosa with advancing age. Called also dirty-puppy syndrome.
idiopathic seborrhea, primary seborrhea
that caused by endocrine- or lipid-related metabolic abnormalities; may have an inherited basis.
seborrhea oleosa
moist, oily seborrhea with the formation of yellow-brown crusts. See also exudative epidermitis.
primary seborrhea
an inherited disorder of keratinization recognized in several breeds, particularly Cocker spaniels, English springer spaniel, West Highland white terrier and Chinese shar pei. Clinical signs may appear at a young age and worsen with advancing age. There is often ceruminous otitis externa and secondary bacterial and Malassezia infections are common. Reported occasionally in Persian cats. In horses, it usually occurs as seborrhea of the mane and tail, rarely as a generalized disease.
secondary seborrhea
that associated with a wide variety of unrelated diseases including parasitism, pyoderma, hypersensitivity reactions and autoimmune skin disease.
seborrhea sicca
dry, scaly seborrheic dermatitis.