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What happens if you have seborrheic dermatitis?

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Seborrheic dermatitis is a type of eczema better known as dandruff. It causes skin to fall off in flakes. The condition may be due to an overgrowth of a type of yeast that normally lives in these areas, as well as an overgrowth and rapid shedding of cells on the scalp. It may be especially hard to treat in people whose immune systems aren't working properly, including people with AIDS.

From: Types of Eczema WebMD Medical Reference

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Habif, T. , 5th edition, Mosby, 2009. Clinical Dermatology

Hanifin, J. , June 2007. Dermatitis

National Institutes of Health: "Handout on Health -- Atopic Dermatitis."

Cleveland Clinic: , 2nd edition. Current Clinical Medicine

American Academy of Dermatology: "Nummular Dermatitis," "Dermatitis."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Seborrheic Dermatitis."

American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Eczema?"

FDA: “FDA approves new eczema drug .” Dupixent

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 3, 2019

SOURCES:

Habif, T. , 5th edition, Mosby, 2009. Clinical Dermatology

Hanifin, J. , June 2007. Dermatitis

National Institutes of Health: "Handout on Health -- Atopic Dermatitis."

Cleveland Clinic: , 2nd edition. Current Clinical Medicine

American Academy of Dermatology: "Nummular Dermatitis," "Dermatitis."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Seborrheic Dermatitis."

American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Eczema?"

FDA: “FDA approves new eczema drug .” Dupixent

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 3, 2019

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