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Tinea Versicolor (Pityriasis Versicolor) Associated with Malassezia (Pityrosporum)

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Description:

Tinea versicolor (pityriasis versicolor) is the most common condition associated with Malassezia. It occurs when growth conditions are right for yeast forms to change to the mycelial stage. Hyphal forms may secrete substances that affect tyrosinase activity in melanocytes.

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