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Clinical case review

A 49-year-old woman with seborrhoeic dermatitis

BENJAMIN CAREW

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Abstract

A middle-aged woman with mild but recurrent seborrhoea on her face seeks treatment. Seborrhoeic dermatitis tends to be chronic and episodic and there is no long-term cure. What is the most appropriate management of this patient?

Article Extract

Case scenario 

Janet is a 49-year-old woman with recurrent flaky patches and red skin around her nasal folds and mouth, as well as her eyebrows and hairline. She is perimenopausal and has no medical conditions and takes no medications.

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