What is Malassezia?

July 24, 2018

Malassezia (formerly referred to as Pityrosporum) is a genus of fungi. Malassezia is commonly found on the skin surfaces of many animals, including humans. In occasional opportunistic infections, induced by pathogens, some species can trigger hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation on the abdomen regions in humans. Allergy tests for this fungus are offered by a healthcare provider. Due to progressive developments in their nomenclature, there is some confusion about the classification and…