seborrheic dermatitis exam


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seborrheic dermatitis exam

An idiopathic spongiotic dermatitis characterised by greasy or dry white scales, variably accompanied by erythema.
 
Sites
Scalp, face, nose, eyebrows, behind ears, external ear, skin over sternum and over skin folds.
 
Risk factors
Familial, stress, fatigue, temperature extremes, oily skin, infrequent shampoos or skin cleaning, acne, obesity, excess use of lotions with alcohol, AIDS, neurologic conditions (e.g., Parkinson's disease), head injury, stroke.
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