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J Dermatol. 2000 Jan;27(1):49-51.

Pityrosporum folliculitis: renal transplantation case report.

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Department of Dermatology, Sao Paulo University, Faculty of Medicine, Brazil.


Pityrosporum folliculitis is caused by the fungus Pityrosporum ovale. It is characterized by the presence of pruriginous follicular papulae and papulae-pustules in face, upper part of the trunk, and upper limb root. It is more prevailing in places with hot and humid climates. Its incidence can be associated with either immunosuppressive or chemotherapy states secondary to pathologies. We report herewith a case of pityrosporum folliculitis in a patient who had previously underwent kidney transplantation and these result of the itraconazol therapeutics given.

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