How Do You Get Seborrheic Dermatitis

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What's the frequence in patients with hiv infection of pityriasis versicolor, pityrosporum folliculitis and seborrheic dermatitis? It's also common to see these skin lesions during phi or early stages of hiv desease?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Those fungal infections and seborrheic dermatitis are seen in the general population. Folliculitis seems more common in HIV infected persons. In my experience none of those Read more »


hey all you worried wells... stop checking yourselves for "hiv symptoms" and get tested!thanks dr... Read more »

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Common in early asymptomatic HIV infection?

Hello Dr.Feinberg, Great job your doing! Cheers to you for helping all of us! Four months... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Skin Disease Patterns Among HIV-Positive People

...irritation of the skin follicles -- which affected 18% of the participants. Genital warts were recorded in 11.5% of participants, and seborrheic dermatitis, or inflammation from sebaceous secretions, was recorded in 10.6% of patients. The study... Read more »
The Body PRO

Risky Behaviors/Detection of Infection

...identified as occurring with significantly increased frequency prior to HIV diagnosis as compared to controls: oral infection, seborrheic dermatitis, shingles, pneumonia, unexplained fever, night sweats and weight loss. The ratio of the case... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

...Chronic, Bedridden Patient ). The most frequently encountered scaly/papulosquamous eruptions are xerosis cutis, asteatotic eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, dermatophyte infections, and psoriasis, which are differentiated by the extent of disease,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Skin Complications in the Age of HAART

...and molluscum contagiosum -- were so common that they sometimes were regarded as informal markers of immune deficiency. While seborrheic dermatitis (discussed later) often appeared with only moderate immune system impairment, other conditions... Read more »
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Seborrheic Dermatitis - redness on my face

Posted by squanderer, 2 Replies
Does anyone have experience with this, will it go away when I start taking meds ? Has it gone away for anyone who started taking meds ? Please advise Read more »

HIV & seborrheic dermatitis

Posted by Hartigan, 1 Reply told me that the HIV test was definitive - I don't have HIV. I was quite relieved. But then two weeks ago I developed seborrheic dermatitis. I've never had it before. I got some anti-fungal steroid cream and it's cleared it up a bit, but... Read more »

seborrheic dermatitis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...had a high risk encounter 10-03, and tested negative with the EIA/ELISA tests several times out to 6 months. Now I am having seborrheic dermatitis and its making me doubt my tests. What do you all think? (oh and I have not had any more exposure) Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I read this happens more common in hiv pos people how bad does this get and does it take yrs to appear or is it sudden Read more »