Seborrheic Dermatitis

Overview

4.6 out of 5 (17 Reviews)

Credits

1.50

Post Assessment Questions

8

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

1 Mar 2024

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

90 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Seborrheic dermatitis (SD) is a common papulosquamous skin disease occurring predominantly in infancy and middle age, exhibiting distinct variations across these age groups. Characterized by folliculocentric salmon-colored papules and plaques with a fine white scale and a yellowish crust (often described as a greasy scale-crust), SD manifests diversely across different body areas and may present in multiple locations. Because it often resembles other dermatoses, SD necessitates accurate differentiation. Notably, flexural surfaces typically display lesser scaling, with poorly defined margins.

This activity delineates the nuanced manifestations of SD in infants, presenting as greasy scales on the scalp, reassuring clinicians about its typically mild, self-resolving nature within the first year of life. Conversely, the adult variant of SD showcases a relapsing and remitting disease pattern, significantly impacting quality of life. Emphasizing the importance of tailored management approaches for varying disease stages, the source discussion reviews how distinct presentations of SD influence treatment decisions, thereby enhancing clinicians' skills in optimizing therapeutic outcomes.


Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician associates, nurses, pharmacists, and nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Assess the burden of SD from an epidemiological, clinical, and economic perspective and be aware of its potential to impair quality of life.

  • Identify the hypotheses concerned with understanding the diverse pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the development of SD.

  • Determine the various dermatoses that morphologically resemble SD and differentiate the latter from the rest based on characteristic clinical features.

  • Develop an evidence-based formulary for treating SD that includes conservative measures, over-the-counter products, and prescription treatments that are age-appropriate and likely to improve compliance, along with facilitating the variation of treatment at home. 

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