dermatitis,Parkinson's disease,epilepsy

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by carebelle, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    What causes seborrheic dermatitis
    The exact cause isn't known. The cause may be different in infants and adults. Seborrheic dermatitis may be related to hormones, because the disorder often appears in infancy and disappears before puberty. Or the cause might be a fungus, called malassezia. This organism is normally present on the skin in small numbers, but sometimes its numbers increase, resulting in skin problems.

    Seborrheic dermatitis has also been linked to neurologic disorders such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.( The reason for this relationship isn't known) HIV, and vitamin B deficiencies. It appears more likely to occur in people with oily skin, and those undergoing illness, stress, or hormonal changes.

    How is it diagnosed?
    Seborrheic dermatitis is diagnosed through a physical examination, according to its appearance. Your doctor may want to test for certain types of fungus, but, in most cases, no diagnostic tests are necessary.
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