Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Uncommon presentations of tinea versicolor

…e implicated pathogens are dimorphic saprophytes of the genus Malassezia (formerly Pityrosporum) currently comprising twelve known species, of which M. globosa, M. sympodialis, and M. furfur are the most commonly cultured [7]. The yeast forms, which…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…he infectious diseases tinea versicolor (caused by the fungus Malassezia furfur) and verruca plana (caused by a papillomavirus). Compact orthokeratosis [L. compactus (packed closely together)] designates orthokeratotic cells that are crowded and cohe…