Molecular Identification of Malassezia Species in Patients with Malassezia folliculitis in Sfax, Tunisia.
Mycopathologia 2017 Jan 20. Epub 2017 Jan 20.
Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Parasite and Fungy, Medical Institute, Sfax University, Sfax, Tunisia.
Aim: Malassezia folliculitis is caused by the invasion of hair follicles by large numbers of Malassezia cells. Several Malassezia researches still use cultures, morphology and biochemical techniques. The aim of this study was to identify Malassezia species isolated from patients diagnosed with folliculitis, at the Parasitology and Mycology Laboratory of Sfax University Hospital, and to explore the genetic diversity of Malassezia by using PCR-RFLP and PCR-sequencing targeting the rDNA region of the Malassezia genome. Read More