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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

Private: 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

Dermatophyte Infections: Initial Evaluation: Tinea Capitis and Kerion

  Initial Evaluation: Tinea Capitis and Kerion Tinea Capitis Tinea capitis is a dermatophyte infection of the scalp and hair. It can be caused by any pathogenic dermatophyte except E. floccosum and T. concentricum. The most common cause…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatophyte Infections: Treatment: Tinea Unguium / Onychomycosis

…ective alternate therapy; this is less effective for treatment of onychomycosis in children or adults. Ancillary therapy For tinea unguium of the toenails, an important goal of therapy is to prevent further spread beyond the initially involved…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatophyte Infections: Treatment: Tinea Capitis and Kerion

Treatment: Tinea Capitis and Kerion Tinea Capitis Initial Therapy Griseofulvin (ultramicrosized, such as Gris-PEG) 10-15 mg/kg/day is the treatment of choice. For children unable to swallow capsules, the pills are crushed and put in food. Therapy…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatophyte Infections: Key Points

…Trichophyton genus, as well as Epidermophyton and Microsporum. Tinea pedis (dermatophyte infection of the skin of the feet), tinea unguium (dermatophyte infection of the nail), tinea capitis (dermatophyte infection of the scalp), and tinea corporis…

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