seborrhoea


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seborrhoea

(sĕb′ə-rē′ə)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of seborrhea.

seb′or·rhoe′ic adj.

seborrhoea

See seborrhea.

seb·or·rhe·a

(seb'ōr-ē'ă)
Overactivity of the sebaceous glands, resulting in an excessive amount of sebum.
Synonym(s): seborrhoea.
[sebo- + G. rhoia, a flow]

seborrhoea

Excessive secretion of SEBUM. This causes an oily appearance of the skin, especially of the face, and a greasy scalp. Seborrhoea also predisposes to ACNE. The cause is uncertain, male sex hormones (androgens) are involved. Seborrhoea usually settles without treatment.

seb·or·rhe·a

(seb'ōr-ē'ă)
Overactivity of the sebaceous glands, resulting in an excessive amount of sebum.
Synonym(s): seborrhoea.
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1] It may not be the seborrhoea per se, that caused a significant difference in the quality of life, but the severe acne lesions due to seborrhoea.
These findings are in accordance with Panciera (1994) who narrated that secondary skin disorders such as malassezia infection, bacterial pyoderma, seborrhoea, otitis externa are commonly associated skin disorders with primary hypothyroidism in dogs.
Whereas, Chastain and Panciera, (1995) documented that hypothyroidism may cause impaired neutrophil and lymphocyte function thereby causing abnormal systemic immune responses and alterations in local immunity resulting in pyoderma and seborrhoea.
Patients sometimes present with others features such as folliculitis, seborrhoea, acne, hyperhidrosis of palms and soles, reduced facial and pubic hair.
3) For increased seborrhoea, oral retinoids (Isotretinoin) are helpful by inhibiting the sebaceous hyperplasia and reducing thickness and oiliness of the face.
They range from anaphylaxis, erythema multiforme, photosensitivity, licheniform, psoriasiform, pitiryasiform, Steven Johnson syndrome, skin pigmentation, a lupus-like fixed drug eruption, seborrhoea and pseudolymphomatous eruption.
On physical examination, pachydermia and furrowing of skin over forehead and chin, seborrhoea, cutis verticis gyrata of the scalp, bilateral clubbing of fingers and toes were seen (Figure 1).
Pronounced seborrhoea due to increased size of the sebaceous glands may be the cause.