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Seborrhoeic dermatitis

Summary of Seborrhoeic dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis is an intermittent papulous skin condition which is thought to be due to decreased helper T cell function. Active periods are usually during winter and early spring. In infants seborrheic dermatitis is called cradle cap. Dandruff is a type of seborrhoeic dermatitis where inflammation is not present. The topical antifungal medications ketoconazole and ciclopirox are both effective for the condition.

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A 59-year-old woman comes to the office because of greasy, flaky skin around her face and in her scalp for the past three months. Her scalp and face are slightly itchy, and her symptoms have been steadily worsening despite regular application of moisturizing lotion. She has had this condition every few years since she was a teenager. Physical examination shows white, "bran-like" scale on her scalp that extends to the glabella, through her eyebrows, and along her nasal creases. The skin underneath the scale is pink. Which of the following genera is most likely associated with this condition?