(Pityriasis versicolor)

Tinea versicolor is a skin infection with Malassezia, which manifests itself with numerous asymptomatic scaly patches of different color from white to brown to pink. The diagnosis is made based on the clinical appearance and the potassium-native specimen. The treatment is topical or oral antifungals sometimes. Recurrences are common.

Malassezia is a dimorphic fungus that is normally a harmless part of the skin flora, but caused versicolor tinea in some people. Most of those affected are healthy. Factors that may predispose a tinea versicolor, heat and moisture and immunosuppression due to corticosteroids, pregnancy, malnutrition, diabetes or other diseases. The hypopigmentation in tinea versicolor is based on the inhibition of tyrosinase caused by M. furfur production of azelaic acid.

Tinea versicolor is a skin infection with Malassezia, which manifests itself with numerous asymptomatic scaly patches of different color from white to brown to pink. The diagnosis is made based on the clinical appearance and the potassium-native specimen. The treatment is topical or oral antifungals sometimes. Recurrences are common. Malassezia is a dimorphic fungus that is normally a harmless part of the skin flora, but caused versicolor tinea in some people. Most of those affected are healthy. Factors that may predispose a tinea versicolor, heat and moisture and immunosuppression due to corticosteroids, pregnancy, malnutrition, diabetes or other diseases. The hypopigmentation in tinea versicolor is based on the inhibition of tyrosinase caused by M. furfur production of azelaic acid. Symptoms and complaints tinea versicolor is usually asymptomatic. Classic numerous yellow-brown, brown, salmon-colored, pink or white, scaly patches on the trunk, neck, abdomen and sometimes the face. The lesions may merge. In fair-skinned patients, the disease usually falls on in the summer months because the lesions do not brown and thus stand out from the surrounding tanned skin. Tinea versicolor is benign and is not considered contagious. Tinea versicolor with a brown spot © Springer Science + Business Media var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/259_tinea_versicolor_slide_152_springer_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/ – / media /manual/professional/images/259_tinea_versicolor_slide_152_springer_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0 ‘, title:’ tinea versicolor with a brown spot ‘, description:’ u003Ca id = “v37894759 ” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003eEin clearly defined brown spot is visible

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