Sebopsoriasis is a scaly scalp condition with features of both psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis.
Many patients with psoriasis have overgrowth of Malassezia yeast which are known to play a role in seborrheic dermatitis. Some evidence suggests that Malassazia yeast may even be involved in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. Patients with sebopsoriasis often have a family history of psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. Lesions are less silvery white than classic psoriasis bit more defined and deeply red than classic seborrheic dermatitis. Scale is often thicker in areas than seborrheic dermatitis.
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887