Transverse body sizes in men and women with seborrheic dermatitis of varying severity

  • Khasawneh Ahmad Raed National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya, Ukraine
Keywords: seborrheic dermatitis, Ukrainian men and women, transverse body sizes, sex differences.


Transverse dimensions of the body as morphogenetic markers within the constitutional integrity of the organism involve the identification of their connection with the adaptive abilities of man and they are studied in the process of ontogenesis under the influence of the environment. Establishing the patterns of intersystem connections will further develop a system of criteria for prognostic assessment of the risk of seborrheic dermatitis based on the phenotypology of human body parameters. The aim of the study was to establish and analyze the features of the width of the distal epiphyses of the long tubular bones of the extremities and the transverse diameters of the body in men and women with seborrheic dermatitis of varying severity. The width of the distal epiphyses of the long tubular bones of the extremities and transverse diameters of the body in 40 men and 40 women (aged 25 to 44 years) with generalized fatty seborrheic dermatitis (mild and severe) were determined. The control group consisted of indicators of the width of the distal epiphyses of long tubular bones of the extremities and transverse body diameters of practically healthy men (n=82) and women (n=154) of the same age group, selected from the National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya. Statistical processing of body circumference was performed in the licensed package "Statistica 6.0" using non-parametric estimation methods. As a result of studies in patients with seborrheic dermatitis of varying severity of men, compared with practically healthy men, found only greater values of transverse middle thoracic diameter, anteroposterior middle sternal diameter, intertrochanteric distance, as well as smaller values of shoulder width and distal shoulder width; and in patients of varying severity of women – in almost all cases (except for the width of the distal epiphysis of the shoulder) found greater values of the width of the distal epiphyses of the long tubular bones of the limbs and transverse body diameters (except shoulder width). Moreover, both in sick men and women, differences in transverse body size are more pronounced in people with severe seborrheic dermatitis. Among men or women with seborrheic dermatitis of varying severity, there is only a tendency for greater values in women with severe transverse lower thoracic diameter and intertrochanteric distance, and in men with severe – a tendency to greater values of the distal forearm width. There are also pronounced manifestations of sexual dimorphism of the width of the distal epiphyses of the long tubular bones of the limbs and transverse diameters of the body (except for pelvis sizes), namely – higher values of these indicators in patients with seborrheic dermatitis of varying severity.


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How to Cite
Ahmad Raed, K. (2021). Transverse body sizes in men and women with seborrheic dermatitis of varying severity. Biomedical and Biosocial Anthropology, (43), 34-39.