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Am Fam Physician. 2006 Jul 1;74(1):125-30.

Seborrheic dermatitis: an overview.

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University of Medicine and Dentistry at New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark 07103, USA. roschwar@cal.berkeley.edu

Abstract

Seborrheic dermatitis affects the scalp, central face, and anterior chest. In adolescents and adults, it often presents as scalp scaling (dandruff). Seborrheic dermatitis also may cause mild to marked erythema of the nasolabial fold, often with scaling. Stress can cause flare-ups. The scales are greasy, not dry, as commonly thought. An uncommon generalized form in infants may be linked to immunodeficiencies. Topical therapy primarily consists of antifungal agents and low-potency steroids. New topical calcineurin inhibitors (immunomodulators) sometimes are administered.

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16848386
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