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Bacteria's Role in Seborrheic Dermatitis

sebderm_7102.jpgA May study in Nature.com’s Scientific Reports is getting closer to figuring out the role bacteria plays on the scalp to create the conditions for seborrheic dermatitis (aka dandruff). According to the study’s results, a scalp affected by dandruff had decreased Propionibacterium and increased Staphylococcus

Seborrheic dermatitis affects the sebum-rich areas of the body including the face, scalp, neck, upper chest, and back. It can present at two separate stages of life: in infancy; and in adults, after adrenarche.

Read more of VisualDx’s content about seborrheic dermatitis including diagnostic pitfalls to look out for.

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