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Epidemiology and dermatological comorbidity of seborrhoeic dermatitis: population‐based study in 161 269 employees


Zander, N; Sommer, R; Schäfer, I; Reinert, R; Kirsten, N; Zyriax, B‐C; Maul, J‐T; Augustin, M (2019). Epidemiology and dermatological comorbidity of seborrhoeic dermatitis: population‐based study in 161 269 employees. British Journal of Dermatology, 181(4):743-748.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a common but epidemiologically poorly researched chronic skin disease.
OBJECTIVES:

To characterize the prevalence and dermatological comorbidity of seborrhoeic dermatitis in Germany.
METHODS:

In the course of voluntary company skin checks, full-body examinations were carried out in more than 500 companies by experienced dermatologists and documented electronically.
RESULTS:

In total, 161 269 participants were included (men 55·5%, mean age 43·2 ± 10·9 years). Seborrhoeic dermatitis was identified in 3·2% (men 4·6%, women 1·4%). A significant difference was found between age groups (2·0% in < 35; 3·6% in 35-64; 4·4% ≥ 65 years). The most frequent concomitant skin conditions were: folliculitis [17·0%, 95% confidence interval (CI) 15·9-18·1], onychomycosis (9·1%, 95% CI 8·3-10·0), tinea pedis (7·1%, 95% CI 6·3-7·8), rosacea (4·1%, 95% CI 3·6-4·7), acne (4·0%, 95% CI 3·4-4·5) and psoriasis (2·7%, 95% CI 2·3-3·2). Regression analysis revealed the following relative dermatological comorbidities when controlling for age and sex: folliculitis [odds ratio (OR) 2·1, 95% CI 2·0-2·3], contact dermatitis (OR 1·8, 95% CI 1·1-2·8), intertriginous dermatitis (OR 1·8, 95% CI 1·4-2·2), rosacea (OR 1·6, 95% CI 1·4-1·8), acne (OR 1·4, 95% CI 1·2-1·7), pyoderma (OR 1·4, 95% CI 1·1-1·8), tinea corporis (OR 1·4, 95% CI 1·0-2·0), pityriasis versicolor (OR 1·3, 95% CI 1·0-1·7) and psoriasis (OR 1·2, 95% CI 1·0-1·5).
CONCLUSIONS:

Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a common disease, which is more prevalent in men and older people, and it has an increased rate of dermatological comorbidity. However, absolute differences in the prevalence of comorbidities are small and negligible. Nevertheless, the findings underline the need for integrated, complete dermatological diagnostics and therapy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a common but epidemiologically poorly researched chronic skin disease.
OBJECTIVES:

To characterize the prevalence and dermatological comorbidity of seborrhoeic dermatitis in Germany.
METHODS:

In the course of voluntary company skin checks, full-body examinations were carried out in more than 500 companies by experienced dermatologists and documented electronically.
RESULTS:

In total, 161 269 participants were included (men 55·5%, mean age 43·2 ± 10·9 years). Seborrhoeic dermatitis was identified in 3·2% (men 4·6%, women 1·4%). A significant difference was found between age groups (2·0% in < 35; 3·6% in 35-64; 4·4% ≥ 65 years). The most frequent concomitant skin conditions were: folliculitis [17·0%, 95% confidence interval (CI) 15·9-18·1], onychomycosis (9·1%, 95% CI 8·3-10·0), tinea pedis (7·1%, 95% CI 6·3-7·8), rosacea (4·1%, 95% CI 3·6-4·7), acne (4·0%, 95% CI 3·4-4·5) and psoriasis (2·7%, 95% CI 2·3-3·2). Regression analysis revealed the following relative dermatological comorbidities when controlling for age and sex: folliculitis [odds ratio (OR) 2·1, 95% CI 2·0-2·3], contact dermatitis (OR 1·8, 95% CI 1·1-2·8), intertriginous dermatitis (OR 1·8, 95% CI 1·4-2·2), rosacea (OR 1·6, 95% CI 1·4-1·8), acne (OR 1·4, 95% CI 1·2-1·7), pyoderma (OR 1·4, 95% CI 1·1-1·8), tinea corporis (OR 1·4, 95% CI 1·0-2·0), pityriasis versicolor (OR 1·3, 95% CI 1·0-1·7) and psoriasis (OR 1·2, 95% CI 1·0-1·5).
CONCLUSIONS:

Seborrhoeic dermatitis is a common disease, which is more prevalent in men and older people, and it has an increased rate of dermatological comorbidity. However, absolute differences in the prevalence of comorbidities are small and negligible. Nevertheless, the findings underline the need for integrated, complete dermatological diagnostics and therapy.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Dermatology
Language:English
Date:1 October 2019
Deposited On:15 Jan 2020 14:56
Last Modified:19 Jan 2020 07:05
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0007-0963
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.17826
PubMed ID:30802934

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