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June 1983

Seborrheic Dermatitis in Neuroleptic-Induced Parkinsonism

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, University of California (Dr Binder), and the Department of Dermatology, Permanente Medical Group (Dr Jonelis), San Francisco.

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(6):473-475. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650300027010

• An increased prevalence of seborrheic dermatitis has previously been noted in idiopathic Parkinson's disease and in postencephalitic parkinsonism. Our study of 42 hospitalized patients with drug-induced parkinsonism and 47 hospitalized psychiatric patients without that disorder showed a statistically significant higher prevalence of clinically diagnosed seborrheic dermatitis in the group with drug-induced parkinsonism (59.5% v 15%). To our knowledge, this is the first report of an increased prevalence of seborrheic dermatitis with drug-induced parkinsonism.

(Arch Dermatol 1983;119:473-475)