The relationship between the immune system and chronic skin disease is quite obvious and usually taken into consideration. The relationship between the nervous system and chronic skin disease on the other hand remains a much rarer topic and often gets much less attention.
Despite this, numerous studies suggest the autonomic component of the nervous system may in-fact play a significant role in many of the common chronic inflammation driven skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, and psoriasis. In the case of seborrheic dermatitis, the literature highlighting this connection remains quite sparse.
But if we dig deep enough, we can eventually find some evidence. Plus, if we consider the depth of connection between the immune system and the nervous system , it becomes evident that this relationship (between seborrheic dermatitis and the autonomic nervous system) has to exist to some extent.
- Seborrheic Dermatitis and Nerve Function
Introduces of two unique cases in which seborrheic dermatitis was directly impacted by specific nerves
- Stress and Seborrheic Dermatitis Onset
Examines the commonly reported connection between stressful events and skin issues
- Parkinson's and AIDS
Evaluates the role autonomic immune function instability may play in the high rate of seborrheic dermatitis seen in AIDS and Parkinson’s
- Cardiovascular Disease and Seborrheic Dermatitis
Discusses the importance of cardiovascular health in nervous system function and 16 cases in which cardiovascular events preceded seborrheic dermatitis