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Seborrheic dermatitis is a disease thatís main symptom is flaking skin.  It most often occurs on the scalp, where it is known as dandruff.  It can also occur on other parts of the body, such as the face or chest, and even the creases of the legs and arms.  The affected areas may look flaky or be somewhat greasy and scaly.  When babies suffer from seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp it is called cradle cap.  

Seborrheic dermatitis is a relatively common condition.  It most often occurs in infants younger than three months old and adults between thirty and sixty years old.  It is more common in men than in women.  

The cause of seborrheic dermatitis is unknown.  It could be a result of hormones or possible a fungus, called malassezia.  Malassezia is normally present on the skin in small amounts, but an increase can create skin problems.  Causes may differ for infants and adults.