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Tinea Versicolor

A common chronic, noninflammatory and usually symptomless disorder, characterized by the occurrence of multiple macular patches of all sizes and shapes, and varying in pigmentation from fawn-colored to brown. It is seen most frequently in hot, humid, tropical regions and is mostly caused by MALASSEZIA FURFUR (formerly Pityrosporum orbiculare).

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Tree Number(s): C01.150.703.302.860, C01.800.200.860, C17.800.838.208.941

MeSH Unique ID: D014010

Entry Terms:

  • Pityrosporum orbiculare Infection
  • Infection, Pityrosporum orbiculare
  • Pityrosporum orbiculare Infections
  • Malassezia furfur Infection
  • Infection, Malassezia furfur
  • Malassezia furfur Infections
  • Pityriasis Versicolor
  • Pityriasis Folliculitis
  • Folliculitides, Pityriasis
  • Folliculitis, Pityriasis
  • Pityriasis Folliculitides

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