Fast Five Quiz: Common Rashes and Skin Irritations

William James, MD


November 19, 2021

Known risk factors for seborrheic dermatitis include:

  • Male sex

  • Increased sebaceous gland activity

  • Immunodeficiency (eg, lymphoma, renal transplantation, HIV/AIDS)

  • Neurologic disease (eg, Parkinson's disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, autonomic dysfunction)

  • Depression

  • Certain drug use (eg, dopamine antagonists, immunosuppressants, psoralen/PUVA, lithium)

  • Low humidity and/or low temperatures

Learn more about seborrheic dermatitis.


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