Seborrheic Dermatitis Questions & Answers

Updated: May 05, 2018
  • Author: Marc Zachary Handler, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is seborrheic dermatitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis?

Which physical findings suggest seborrheic dermatitis?

What causes seborrheic dermatitis?

How is seborrheic dermatitis diagnosed?

Which drugs may be used to treat seborrheic dermatitis?

What are the treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis dandruff?

What is seborrheic dermatitis?

What is the pathophysiology of seborrheic dermatitis?

What is the prevalence of seborrheic dermatitis?

What are the racial predilections of seborrheic dermatitis?

How does the prevalence of seborrheic dermatitis vary by sex?

How does the prevalence of seborrheic dermatitis vary by age?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of seborrheic dermatitis?

What is the manifestation of seborrheic dermatitis skin lesions?

What is the distribution of seborrheic dermatitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of a truncal pattern in seborrheic dermatitis?

What is the pathophysiology of seborrheic dermatitis?

When is a fungal culture indicated in the diagnosis of seborrheic dermatitis?

Which medications may induce seborrheic dermatitis?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of seborrheic dermatitis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Workup

How is seborrheic dermatitis diagnosed?

What is the role of skin biopsy in the workup of seborrheic dermatitis?

Which histologic findings suggest seborrheic dermatitis?

Treatment

What is the role of behavior modification in the management of seborrheic dermatitis?

Which drugs are used for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis?

How is seborrheic dermatitis dandruff treated?

What is the efficacy of medical treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?

Medications

Which medications in the drug class Antifungals are used in the treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Which medications in the drug class Keratolytics are used in the treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressants are used in the treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis?