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Microreview of Pityriasis versicolor and Malassezia species

  • N. MorishitaEmail author
  • Y. Sei


Recently 11 Malassezia species were isolated. Attention has focused on the relationship between Malassezia species and Malassezia-related disease. The causal fungus of Pityriasis versicolor is M. globosa. The conditions of mycelial form induction are not clear for M. globosa.


Malassezia Malassezia globosa mycelial form nested PCR Pityriasis versicolor 



atopic dermatitis


confluent and reticulated papillomatosis


pityriasis versicolor


seborrheic dermatitis


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Miu Skin ClinicOhta-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyTeikyo University School of Medicine, Mizonokuchi HospitalTakatu-ku, Kawasaki-shiJapan

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