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DANDRUFF (Seborrhoea)

Categories: Diseases of The Skin

The scurfs or scales (dandruff) upon the scalp are
formed from seborrhoea.

Definition. The word seborrboea means to flow suet or fatty fluids.

Seborrhoea is a functional disorder of the sebaceous gland (fatty, suet

matter) and this secretion is somewhat altered in character.

Varieties. There are three varieties. These depend upon the character of

the material excreted.

1. Oily seborrhoea (seborrhoea oleosa).

2. Dry seborrhoea (seborrhoea sicca).

3. Mixed type of both.