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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea versicolor

…% individuals in the United States, especially prevalent in young adults, and in warm and/or humid climates. Pathophysiology Malassezia furfur is found as part of the normal skin flora in 90% of individuals in yeast form, however the hyphal form is…

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…

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…

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…

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.]…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…in the cornified layer whose outline is basket-weave = Tinea versicolor Organisms responsible for tinea versicolor, namely, Malassezia furfur, are seen better in sections stained by hematoxylin and eosin than they are with specialized stains such…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Tinea versicolor

…ive from changes in the pattern of distribution of melanosomes in keratocytes. Azelaic acid, a dicarboxylic acid produced by Malassezia furfur, seems to be responsible for the interference with the transfer of melanosomes to keratocytes. Another…

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…