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Seborrheic dermatitis in Child
See also in: Anogenital,Hair and Scalp
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Seborrheic dermatitis in Child

See also in: Anogenital,Hair and Scalp
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Contributors: Susan Burgin MD, Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD
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Synopsis

Seborrheic dermatitis is an idiopathic inflammatory disease of the scalp, nasolabial folds, eyebrows, ears, and presternal and intertriginous areas (the seborrheic areas). It is believed to be caused by some combination of abnormalities in sebum production or composition, altered immune response, and the presence of Malassezia furfur. As such, the disease typically appears at the time of puberty (presence of sebum), is highly prevalent in individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (altered immunity), and is often associated with pityriasis versicolor and Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis (presence of M. furfur). Neurologic disease also predisposes to seborrheic dermatitis. Since seborrheic dermatitis is such a common disorder, it has been difficult to associate it with specific medications. However, there are some published associations of medications causing, triggering, or exacerbating the condition (see Drug Reaction Data table).

Codes

ICD10CM:
L21.9 – Seborrheic dermatitis, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
50563003 – Seborrheic dermatitis

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Below is a list of drugs with literature evidence indicating an adverse association with this diagnosis. The list is continually updated through ongoing research and new medication approvals. Click on Citations to sort by number of citations or click on Medication to sort the medications alphabetically.

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Last Reviewed: 02/14/2017
Last Updated: 06/15/2018
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Seborrheic dermatitis in Child
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Seborrheic dermatitis : Erythema, Fine scaly plaque, Pruritus
Clinical image of Seborrheic dermatitis
Thin scaly plaque in the post-auricular fold.
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