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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.

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

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 capitis

…ion of the scalp. Diagnosis: clinical + mycological examination. Differential diagnosis For the minimally inflammatory scaly tinea capitis include: seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis For pronounced alopecia: alopecia areata,…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea unguium / onychomycosis

…l arterial disease 30% of patients with dermatophytosis elsewhere also have tinea unguium Dermatophytosis commonly begins as tinea pedis before extending to the nail bed Tinea unguium, dermatophytic infection of the nails, can result in dystrophic…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Clinical Cases

…fection appears to be cleared, and new hair growth is noted in the area of prior infection. The KOH exam is negative. Case 3 Tinea versicolor 18-year-old male athlete who gets recurrent erythematous slightly scaly patches on the trunk every spring…

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Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…arch 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 with systemic therapy…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Key Points

…The term tinea refers to superficial dermatophytic infection of 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…

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

…ands). In contrast, tinea capitis is common in this age group. The presence of various degrees of hair loss is suggestive of tinea capitis. A fungal culture and/or scraping should be taken to exclude tinea in this age group before using…

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