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Mycoses. 1990 Jan;33(1):29-32.

Studies on the yeast flora in patients suffering from psoriasis capillitii or seborrhoic dermatitis of the scalp.

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Universit├Ąts-Hautklinik Essen, Germany FR.

Abstract

In 65 patients with scalp psoriasis or seborrhoic dermatitis of the scalp, stool specimens, tongue swabs and scalp scales were examined for yeasts. The stool specimens showed in 70.8% of the patient group massive and in 7.7% moderate yeast colonization. Yeasts were found in 47.7% of the tongue cultures and in 12.5% of the scalp scales. Candida albicans was the predominant pathogen in the faeces and on the tongue. In comparison with a control group, frequency of yeasts in faeces and on the tongue in patients with psoriasis capillitii and seborrhoic dermatitis of the scalp could be shown to be significantly higher.

PMID:
2140431
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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