Mycopathologia

, 162:373 | Cite as

Microreview of Pityriasis versicolor and Malassezia species

Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Malassezia Malassezia globosa mycelial form nested PCR Pityriasis versicolor 

Abbreviations

AD

atopic dermatitis

CRP

confluent and reticulated papillomatosis

PV

pityriasis versicolor

SD

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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