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Indian J Dermatol. 2010 Apr-Jun;55(2):130-4. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.62734.

Dandruff: the most commercially exploited skin disease.

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CavinKare Research Centre, No.12 Poonamallee Road, Ekkattuthangal, Chennai - 600 097, India.


The article discuss in detail about the prevalence, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations of dandruff including the etio-pathology. The article also discusses in detail about various treatment methods available for dandruff. The status of dandruff being amphibious - a disease/disorder, and relatively less medical intervention is sought after for the treatment, dandruff is the most commercially exploited skin and scalp disorder/disease by personal care industries.


Dandruff; cosmetic problem; scalp disease; shampoos

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