Seborrheic Dermatitis

  • Thomas McGinleyJr.
  • Kristine Cornejo
  • Phelps Lambert
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


Seborrheic dermatitis is a common disorder that can start in infancy as cradle cap and can continue throughout adulthood. It presents as a greasy scale most often on the face and head. It is associated with the yeast Malassezia, and treatment is often directed at treatment of this infectious agent. It can be seen in healthy individuals but can be much more severe in patients with HIV and organ transplants. Treatment includes topical azoles and topical corticosteroids.


Seborrheic dermatitis Malassezia HIV Cradle cap Topical antifungals Topical corticosteroids 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas McGinleyJr.
    • 1
  • Kristine Cornejo
    • 2
  • Phelps Lambert
    • 2
  1. 1.Family Medicine Residency Program, St Luke’s Warren HospitalPhillipsburgUSA
  2. 2.St Luke’s Warren HospitalPhillipsburgUSA

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