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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Tinea Versicolor

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An inflammatory disease caused by the fungus Malassezia furfur, the organisms of which proliferate in a slightly thickened stratum corneum.

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea capitis

Therapy: Tinea capitis Tinea capitis is superficial fungal infection of the scalp and hair It is mainly caused by any pathogenic dermatophyte except E. floccosum and T. concentricum The most common cause worldwide is M. canis, whereas in the USA i…

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 espec…

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

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea unguium/onychomycosis

Therapy: Tinea unguium/onychomycosis Onychomycosis denotes any infection of the nail caused by dermatophyte, yeasts, or non-dermatophyte fungi. Tinea unguium refers strictly to dermatophyte infection of the nail plate. Epidemiology Onychomycosis…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

…eek) Pitfalls In recalcitrant cases rule out psoriasis or tinea capitis. Seborrheic dermatitis after infancy and before adolescence is rare (owing to inactivity of sebaceous glands). In contrast, tinea capitis is common in this age group. The pr…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Key Points

…f the skin, hair, and/or nails, usually by Trichophyton genus. Tinea pedis and tinea manuum are the most common dermatophytoses. Topical antifungal creams are typical treatment of localized superficial disease, with the exception of tinea capitis (su…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Clinical Cases

…tial, AST, ALT) are sent at baseline, 6 weeks, 3 and 6 months Tinea capitis 6-year-old child with scaly erythematous plaque on the scalp for 4 months, not responding to topical corticosteroids. There is associated itching and hair loss. KOH exam…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…mor. First Steps Search for an underlying cause, specifically tinea pedis or cruris. A complete physical examination is required, especially if tinea is not found, to rule out an underlying malignancy. If tinea is found, best results are obtained wi…

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