Last Updated: 2013-08-01
Chronic inflammatory skin disorder characterized by erythematous and greasy scaly patches.
Patches are red, inflamed, and pruritic with micaceous scale. Circumscribed patches are found on the scalp, glabella, nasolabial fold, posterior auricular skin, and anterior chest.
Variable course that seldom completely subsides. An infant form (cradle cap) usually resolves within the first few months of life.
Tends to flare with stress. The adult scalp form is commonly termed dandruff or pityriasis capitis.
Topical agents (corticosteroids, antifungals, calcineurin inhibitors, shampoos, and tar preparations) are used for mild and limited disease.
Oral antifungals are reserved for severe and recalcitrant forms.
Seborrheic dermatitis, glabella, with scaling and mild erythema
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