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Seborrheic dermatitis: an overview.

@article{Schwartz2006SeborrheicDA,
  title={Seborrheic dermatitis: an overview.},
  author={Robert A. Schwartz and Christopher A. Janusz and Camila Krysicka Janniger},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2006},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={
          125-30
        }
}
Seborrheic dermatitis affects the scalp, central face, and anterior chest. In adolescents and adults, it often presents as scalp scaling (dandruff). Seborrheic dermatitis also may cause mild to marked erythema of the nasolabial fold, often with scaling. Stress can cause flare-ups. The scales are greasy, not dry, as commonly thought. An uncommon generalized form in infants may be linked to immunodeficiencies. Topical therapy primarily consists of antifungal agents and low-potency steroids. New… 
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