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International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences

2023, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B

Mechanisms and causes of scalp scaling
Author(s)
Safia Ali Yousef, Yasmina Ahmed El-Attar, Dina Magdy El-Guindy and Noha Nabil
Abstract
Scalp scaling is a frequent and persistent issue that causes a lot of pain, discomfort, and social stigma. Scaling or flaking of the scalp simply denotes a higher rate of epidermal cell turnover. The scalp may be affected locally or diffusely. Although it is frequently asymptomatic, more severe cases may result in pruritus.
Scaling may develop as a result of dry scalp and the vulnerability of the skin's outermost layer, variation in sebaceous gland secretion as in seborrheic dermatitis, immune mediated in which activated T cells penetrate the dermis and trigger cytokines, increasing the development of keratinocytes as in psoriasis, and may be associated with alopecia, a common condition in youngsters and frequently connected to tinea capitis.
Another indicator of atopic dermatitis is scaling on the scalp. Scaling of the scalp may be present in around half of all children with atopic dermatitis, according to studies of infants 0 to 6 months old and kids from birth to 12 years old. Many medical experts are unaware that scalp scaling is a sign of atopic dermatitis, despite the topic being rarely covered in texts.
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International Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy Sciences
How to cite this article:
Safia Ali Yousef, Yasmina Ahmed El-Attar, Dina Magdy El-Guindy, Noha Nabil. Mechanisms and causes of scalp scaling. Int J Dermatol Venereology Leprosy Sci 2023;6(1):122-125. DOI: 10.33545/26649411.2023.v6.i1b.142
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