Seborrheic Dermatitis

  • T. Schmidt


Infantile seborrheic dermatitis is most common during the first three months of life, with a range of 2–12 weeks. Occasionally the disease appears as late as 1 1/2 years of age. Although both an association with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis and an increased frequency within families have been discussed, a pattern of inheritance has not been clearly shown. In our opinion, infantile seborrheic dermatitis is a specific disease entity which has a good prognosis as it almost always resolves spontaneously within 6–8 weeks. Except for the diaper area, recurrences are uncommon. While atopic dermatitis has become much more common in recent years, infantile seborrheic dermatitis has dropped in frequency.


Atopic Dermatitis Seborrheic Dermatitis Tinea Corporis Pediatric Dermatology Intertriginous Area 
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