Significant difference in the mean DLQI was seen among patients with and without seborrhoea and in the severity grade range of acne.
[3,15,16] 59% of our patients had seborrhoea and it was more in males similar to a report from Thailand.
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. The findings of present investigation are in accordance with the above authors.
INTRODUCTION: Pachydermoperiostosis (PDP) is a primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, characterized by various clinical expressions with the involvement of digital clubbing, pachydermia, seborrhoea, periostosis and arthritis or arthralgia.
Patients sometimes present with others features such as folliculitis, seborrhoea, acne, hyperhidrosis of palms and soles, reduced facial and pubic hair.
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).
due to increased size of the sebaceous glands may be the cause.