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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Malassezia Infections: Key Points

…eeping the skin dry to prevent repeated infection and prolonged courses of prophylactic treatment. Introduction Epidemiology Malassezia (formerly Pityrosporum) are dimorphic fungi that are commensal organisms in humans. M. globosa is the most common…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Private: 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…

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Malassezia Infections: Treatment

…sulfide shampoo, benzoyl peroxide In severe cases: systemic fluconazole or itraconazole Topical: 2-4 weeks Systemic: 1 week Malassezia folliculitis Topical azole or systemic fluconazole or itraconazole 1-3 weeks Pityriasis (“Tinea”) Versicolor…

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Malassezia Infections: Initial Evaluation

…philis, vitiligo, parapsoriasis, mycosis fungoides, and anetoderma. Malassezia (formerly Pityrosporum) Folliculitis Although Malassezia may be commensals of the human skin and hair follicles, they can cause a folliculitis. The typical patients are…

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: 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: 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

Malassezia Infections: References

References Hu SW, Bigby M. (2010). Pityriasis versicolor: a systematic review of interventions. Arch Dermatol, Oct;146(10):1132-40. Zhang AY, Camp WL, Elewski BE. (2007). Advances in topical and systemic antifungals. Dermatol Clin,…