Medical Dictionary

seborrheic dermatitis

noun

medical Definition of seborrheic dermatitis

:a red, scaly, itchy dermatitis chiefly affecting areas (as of the face, scalp, or chest) with many large sebaceous glands
  • Topical antifungal agents are the mainstay of treatment of seborrheic dermatitis.
  • —Luigi Naldi et al.The New England Journal of Medicine22 Jan. 2009
  • Seborrheic dermatitis—overstimulation of the oil glands, which results in dandruff and dry patches on your face—is often a chronic condition that may also show up on your scalp.
  • —Corynne CorbettEssenceNovember 1996

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