Seborrheic Dermatitis

Chapter 207 Seborrheic Dermatitis

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The underlying factor in infants may be a biotin deficiency.3 A syndrome clinically similar to seborrheic dermatitis has been produced by feeding rats a diet high in raw egg white (high in avidin, a glycoprotein that binds biotin, making it unavailable for absorption). Because a large portion of the human biotin supply is provided by intestinal bacteria, it has been postulated that the absence of normal intestinal flora may be responsible for biotin deficiency in infants.2 A number of articles have demonstrated successful treatment of seborrheic dermatitis with biotin in both the nursing mother and the infant.3,4

In adults, treatment with biotin alone is usually of no value.

Sep 12, 2016 | Posted by in MANUAL THERAPIST | Comments Off on Seborrheic Dermatitis
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