An insulin quantification study in patients with seborrheic dermatitis is useful not only for providing further information about glucose metabolism in this disease, but also as an insight into a possible association and a role for hyperinsulinism in the pathogenesis and cause of seborrheic dermatitis.
There are few documented studies of glucose and its metabolism in persons with seborrheic dermatitis. Glucose tolerance has been reported to be increased in the blood and skin of patients with seborrheic dermatitis.1 This observation has been suggested to be a result of either a state of hyperinsulinism or a higher glucose turnover rate at the tissue level.1
Dowlati B, Firooz A, Khamesipour A, Lotfi M, Stuart CA, Smith EB, Larijani B, Dowlati Y. Insulin Quantification in Patients With Seborrheic Dermatitis. Arch Dermatol. 1998;134(8):1043-1045. doi: