Seborrheic DermatitisJAMA A chronic inflammatory disease of the skin of unknown etiology (ie, cause or origin), characterized
by moderate erythema; dry, moist, or greasy scaling; and yellow crusted patches on various areas,
including the midparts of the face, ears, supraorbital regions (above the orbit of the eye), umbilicus (the
navel), genitalia, and especially the scalp. See also Erythematous.
Seborrhea (Seborrheic Dermatitis):SFAF
an overproduction of sebum
(oil) by the sebaceous glands leading to an itchy red rash often accompanied
by encrusted patches. Seborrhea typically occurs on the skin of the scalp,
face, ears, chest or genitals. Seborrheic dermatitis is believed to be
associated with a Pityrosporum fungus.
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