does sometimes recur, perhaps because some individuals seem more prone to this infection than others.
Savin RC Horwitz SN Double-blind comparison of 2% ketoconazole cream and placebo in the treatment of tinea versicolor
. J Am Acad Dermatol.
Caption: In suspected tinea versicolor
, applying and removing clear cellophane tape provides a sample that, after staining, allows a quick and easy diagnosis.
In Scandinavia, approximately 1% of the population has been reported to be affected by tinea versicolor
(1) whereas rates as high as 50% have been reported in some tropical countries.
An extensive variety of cutaneous conditions bearing a resemblance to CARP were considered in the differential diagnosis, including acanthosis nigricans (AN), tinea versicolor
, Darier disease, terra firma-forme dermatosis, prurigo pigmentosa, flagellate dermatosis, and dyskeratosis congenita.
If a patient's KOH is negative and/ or the patient does not respond to treatment for tinea versicolor
(which includes topical or oral antifungals), a trial of oral antibiotics for CRP may be reasonable.
Other options for treating tinea versicolor
can be effective but are much more expensive.
Hyperpigmented tinea versicolor
lesions are usually more discrete and have fine scale, which becomes more prominent when the lesions are scraped.
Key words Pityriasis versicolor tinea versicolor
diabetes mellitus type 2.
The pattern of hypopigmented and brown macules on the trunk with a flue scale points to tinea versicolor
Objective To compare the efficacy and safety of 2% ketoconazole soap in treatment of tinea versicolor
(TV) and to compare it with stat 400mg dose of ketoconazole.
For example, the 15 choices in the Dermatology section range alphabetically from Acne to Tinea Versicolor
. Selecting Tinea Versicolor
opens the Treatment screen, on which topical treatment regimens for tinea versicolor