Archive Of Standardized Exam Questions: Seborrheic Dermatitis


This page is dedicated to organizing various examples of standardized exam questions whose answer is seborrheic dermatitis. While this may seem a odd practice, it is useful to see multiple examples of how seborrheic dermatitis will be characterized on standardized exams (namely the boards and the shelf exams). This page is not meant to be used as a tradition question bank (as all of the answers will be the same), however seeing the classic “test” characterization for a disease is quite valuable.


Question # 1

A 45 year old male has notices the gradual onset of greasy, diffuse scaling of his scalp with variable itching over the past 11 months. Yellowish red scaling papules appear along the hairline and can also be seen behind the ears however there is no hair loss. What is a possible diagnosis?

Explanation: greasy, scaly, yellowish red, along hairline = seborrheic dermatitis


Page Updated: 01.22.2017