Seborrheic Dermatitis-A Narrative Review


  • Chieh Chen Division of family medicine, Hualien Armed Forces General Hospital
  • Daming Liao Department of dental, Puli Christian Hospital
  • Guan-Hong Lin Division of diving medicine, Zuoying Branch of Kaohsiung Armed Forces General Hospital



Seborrheic Dermatitis, Inflammasome, Malassezia, Sebaceous Glands, Seborrheic Keratosis


Seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff are chronic skin diseases that belong to the same category. Seborrheic dermatitis is characterized by skin erythema or plaques with varying degrees of itching and scaling, which is usually a response to Malassezia species, and tends to occur in areas with strong sebaceous glands, such as the scalp, face, chest, back, armpits, and groin, caused by Bacillus dandruff breaking down skin oils to produce an inflammatory response. Dandruff is a relatively mild form of seborrheic dermatitis characterized by mild scaling of the scalp without an accompanying inflammatory response.




How to Cite

Chen, C., Liao, D. and Lin, G.-H. (2022) “Seborrheic Dermatitis-A Narrative Review”, International Journal of Integrated Medical Research, 9(04), pp. 94–98. doi: 10.57181/ijoimr/vol9i04/78.