Microreview of Pityriasis versicolor and Malassezia species

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.

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Abbreviations

AD:

atopic dermatitis

CRP:

confluent and reticulated papillomatosis

PV:

pityriasis versicolor

SD:

seborrheic dermatitis

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Morishita, N., Sei, Y. Microreview of Pityriasis versicolor and Malassezia species. Mycopathologia 162, 373 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11046-006-0081-2

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Keywords

  • Malassezia
  • Malassezia globosa
  • mycelial form
  • nested PCR
  • Pityriasis versicolor