Seborrheic dermatitis: How common is it?

Seb derm is common


A new research study of nearly 5500 individuals places seborrheic dermatitis at the top of the list as one of the most common inflammatory conditions. 

Seborrhoeic dermatitis was reported in 14.3% of the study population particularly in middle-aged and elderly individuals, especially during winter. Men, and people with a light and dry skin were most likely to have seborrhoeic dermatitis.


Prevalence and determinants of seborrhoeic dermatitis in a middle-aged and elderly population: the Rotterdam Study.Sanders MGH, et al. Br J Dermatol. 2018.

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