Pityriasis Versicolor


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Pityriasis Versicolor

 

(also called tinea versicolor), a fungal disease of the skin that proceeds without affecting the hair or nails. Pityriasis versicolor is classified as a dermatomycosis. The causative agent is the pathogenic mycelial fungus Microspo-ron furfur. The disease is localized predominantly on the skin of the chest, back, neck, and shoulders. It is characterized by the appearance of sharply delineated, gradually enlarging, irregularly shaped desquamatory scales that are yellow-pink, light brown, or dark brown in color. As a rule, no internal sensations arise. Without proper treatment, the disease, which is only slightly infectious, may persist for decades. Depigmented spots mark the sites of previous rashes, especially after exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Pityriasis versicolor is treated with desquamatory agents and can be prevented with conscientious care of the skin and control of perspiration.

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Conclusion: Topical clotrimazole (1%) was found more effective than single dose of oral itraconazole in the treatment of pityriasis versicolor.
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The 9 lipid-dependent species colonize the seborrheic part of the skin, and they have been reported to be associated with Pityriasis versicolor, Seborrheic dermatitis, Malassezia folliculitis and atopic dermatitis; whereas M.
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1%) (4%) Pityriasis versicolor -- -- -- Oral candidiasis -- -- -- Total 42 28 70 (48.
The topical therapy of pityriasis versicolor with clotrimazole.
Topical Eberconazole twice a day application and oral Itraconazole 100 mg twice a day for a week for Pityriasis Versicolor.
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