Seborrhoea R23.82

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

Seborrhea; seborrhoic status; Sebum flow

Definition
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Due to various factors, excessive development of the fat mantle of the epidermis due to increased sebum production, with increased sebum flow, coarse-pored skin, minor acne and oily scalp hair.

Etiopathogenesis
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Important factors triggering this are, among others, hereditary disposition, hormones (stimulation of sebaceous gland function by testosterone, inhibition by estrogens), emotional factors. Excessive seborrhoea occurs in Parkinson's disease and encephalitis lethargica, among others. S.a.u. Ointment face.

Localization
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Occurs mainly on the front of the head, nose-lip wrinkles, eyelids, nasal saddle, neck, armpits, sweat ducts.

Clinical features
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Shiny oily and coarse-pored skin, minor acne, oily scalp hair, often oily scaly scalp. S.a. Alopecia androgenetica in women, Alopecia androgenetica in men.

Complication(s)
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External therapy
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Rubbing with alcoholic solutions, syndets, powders.

Internal therapy
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Progression/forecast
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Minor improvement in old age.

Literature
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  1. Geißler S et al (2003) Very low dose isotretinoin is effective in controlling seborrhea. JDDG 1: 952-958

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020