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Seborrheic blepharitis - External and Internal Eye
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Seborrheic blepharitis - External and Internal Eye

Contributors: Brandon D. Ayres MD, Christopher Rapuano MD, Harvey A. Brown MD, Sunir J. Garg MD, Lauren Patty Daskivich MD, MSHS
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Synopsis

Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition of the eyelids. An older term for this condition is granulated eyelids. In the seborrheic form of this disease, the anterior or posterior, or both, aspects of the lid may be involved. However, seborrheic blepharitis is the most common cause of anterior blepharitis. The concomitant findings of seborrhea of the scalp and/or acne rosacea further point to the diagnosis.

Codes

ICD10CM:
H01.009 – Unspecified blepharitis unspecified eye, unspecified eyelid

SNOMEDCT:
231797007 – Seborrheic blepharitis

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Other causes of blepharitis should be sought for, and these include allergy, psoriasis, dry skin conditions, and meibomitis (meibomian gland dysfunction). Atopic and contact dermatitis are also within the differential diagnosis.

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Last Updated:02/18/2010
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Seborrheic blepharitis - External and Internal Eye
A medical illustration showing key findings of Seborrheic blepharitis : Bilateral distribution, Crust, Eyelid edema, Eyelids, Palpebral conjunctival injection, Conjunctival injection
Clinical image of Seborrheic blepharitis - imageId=3275299. Click to open in gallery.  caption: 'Scaling at the eyelid margin.'
Scaling at the eyelid margin.
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