seborrheic dermatitis


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seborrheic dermatitis

[‚seb·ə′rē·ik ‚dər·mə′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
An acute inflammation of the skin, occurring usually on oily skin; characterized by scales, crusting yellowish patches, and itching.
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The cause of seborrheic dermatitis is unknown, but investigators believe that alteration in the immune system in HIV-AIDS, changes the response of the skin to the yeast, Pityrosporum ovale, leading to a higher rate of infection.25
In childhood group insect bite allergy was seen in 11 patients (25.58%), contact dermatitis in 8 patients (18.60%), atopic eczema in 3 patients (6.97%), seborrheic dermatitis in 5 patients (11.62%), hand and foot eczema in 5 patients (11.62%), sweat retention dermatitis in 3 patients (6.97%), photoallergic dermatitis in 2 patients (4.65%) and others (13.95%) including 2 cases of infective eczematoid dermatitis and one case on each of nummular eczema, discoid eczema, eczematous polymorphic light eruptions and chronic eczema.
These axillary conditions discussed were allergic contact dermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, inverse psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, Fox-Fordyce disease, intertrigo, erythasma, abscess, acanthosis nigricans, hyperhidrosis, granular parakeratosis, and epidermal cysts (Table 2).
For example, atopic dermatitis, xeroderma, contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, pruritus, callus, and bacterial and fungal infections were found more commonly in autumn and winter months, whereas acne vulgaris, urticaria, contact dermatitis, insect bite, verruca, and miliaria were found more commonly in spring and summer months in our study.
Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) is characterized by erythematous pruritic patches and plaques, with greasy scales, that occur in skin areas that contain a high density of sebaceous glands, such as the scalp, face, chest, and back.
Clinical characteristics and quality of life of seborrheic dermatitis patients in a tropical country.
Seborrheic dermatitis has a chronic, relapsing course.
The company said SebDerm Gel is intended to manage and relieve the burning, itching, erythema, scaling, and pain experienced with seborrhea and seborrheic dermatitis. It also helps to relieve dry, waxy skin by maintaining a moist wound and skin environment, which is beneficial to the healing process.
M2 PHARMA-December 18, 2015-Oculus Innovative Sciences receives US FDA approval for Microcyn SebDerm Gel for seborrheic dermatitis, with anticipated launch in June quarter 2016