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Image Number 481 (Sebopsoriasis)

 
Morphology:
Red,scaly

Diagnosis: Sebopsoriasis

Site: Chest

Sex: M

Age: 55

Type: Clinical

Description: Red greasy scales

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Severe Seborrhoeic dermatitis may resemble psoriasis.Hence the use of the term Sebopsoriasis.Seborrhoeic dermatitis is often associated with the presence of the yeast Pityrosporum ovale and responds to topical and oral anti yeast medications.Some of these sebopsoriasis cases will respond to anti yeast therapy but others require full psoriasis treatments.

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