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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea versicolor

Therapy: Tinea versicolor Tinea versicolor is a superficial skin infection by Malassezia furfur (a.k.a. Pityrosporum ovale and Pityrosporum orbiculare). Epidemiology Tinea versicolor is a very common skin infection, affecting up to 2-8% individuals…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

…tion of a topical steroid or other anti-inflammatory. Scalp For mild disease of the scalp Use shampoos with activity against Malassezia are used daily: Ketoconazole shampoo 2% (prescription) or 1% (OTC) twice weekly Use an alternative shampoo, such…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Key Points

…ritus. This condition is believed to result from seborrhea and from an inflammatory response to the commensal skin organism, Malassezia fungi. Thus, the mainstay of treatment includes topical anti-fungal agents alone or in combination with topical…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…sions may occur as a result of improper topical treatment. Pathogenesis The three possible etiologic factors are the yeasts (Malassezia fungi/ Pityrosporum ovale), sebaceous secretions and individual sensitivity, but the exact interrelationship…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Tinea Versicolor

An inflammatory disease caused by the fungus Malassezia furfur, the organisms of which proliferate in a slightly thickened stratum corneum. It manifests clinically as white or light brown macules that may be discrete or confluent, on the trunk…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Dandruff a Disease?

…which is pityriasis versicolor. Malassezia yeasts are also thought to be associated with seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff and Malassezia folliculitis.” Hort W, Niles M, Mayser P. [Malassezia yeasts and their significance in dermatology.]…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Pityrosporum Folliculitis and Demodectic Folliculitis?

…perficial pustules are present on the chest and back. They appear to be a modification of an acneiform eruption, except that Malassezia yeast forms can easily be demonstrated on Gram’s stains of the pus.” Elgart ML, Warren NG. The…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Tinea versicolor

…spores. Wood’s light examination elicits yellow fluorescence of lesions. Cause and mechanism The cause is infection by Malassezia furfur (Pityrosporum orbiculare). Comment The density of infiltrates of lymphocytes around venules of the…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…r may be thickened, but its basket-weave configuration tends to be preserved. That circumstance enables hyphae and spores of Malassezia furfur to be spotted easily. 10.105.2A: Perivascular dermatitis, lymphocytic + 10.105.2B: Short hyphae and spores…