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Unna's disease

Alternative eponyms

  • Unna's seborrhoeic eczema

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A chronic disease of the skin characterised by seborrhea of the scalp and the sebaceous follicle-rich areas of the face and trunk.

Description

A chronic disease of the skin characterized by seborrhea of the scalp and the sebaceous follicle-rich areas of the face and trunk; or less frequently, generalized with localization between scapulae and over sternal region and groin. The cause is unknown.

Bibliography

  • P. G. Unna:
    Das seborrhoische Ekzem.
    Monatshefte für praktische Dermatologie, Hamburg, 1886, 6: 829-846.

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