2,268 results match your criteria Malassezia Pityrosporum Folliculitis


Cover Image: Naevus sebaceus affected by overgrowth of Malassezia globosa.

Br J Dermatol 2018 Dec;179(6):1432-1433

Department of Dermatovenereology, West China Hospital, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610041, China.

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December 2018

A survey among dermatologists: Diagnostics of superficial fungal infections - what is used and what is needed to initiate therapy and assess efficacy?

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Dept. of Dermatology, Kings College London, London, United Kingdom.

Background: Superficial fungal infections are common. It is important to confirm the clinical diagnosis by mycological laboratory methods before initiating systemic antifungal treatment, especially as antifungal sensitivity and in vitro susceptibility may differ between different genera and species. For many years the gold standard for diagnosis of superficial fungal infections has been direct fungal detection in the clinical specimen (microscopy) supplemented by culturing. Read More

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November 2018
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A Ketoconazole Susceptibility Test for Using Modified Leeming⁻Notman Agar.

J Fungi (Basel) 2018 Nov 16;4(4). Epub 2018 Nov 16.

College of Veterinary Medicine, National Chiayi University, No. 580, XinMin Rd., Chiayi City 60054, Taiwan.

The aim of this study was to establish a ketoconazole susceptibility test for using modified Leeming⁻Notman agar (mLNA). The susceptibilities of 33 isolates obtained by modified CLSI M27-A3 method were compared with the results by disk diffusion method, which used different concentrations of ketoconazole on 6 mm diameter paper disks. Results showed that 93. Read More

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November 2018

Limited added value of fungal ITS amplicon sequencing in the study of bovine abortion.

Heliyon 2018 Nov 5;4(11):e00915. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Laenggassstrasse 122, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland.

Bovine mycotic abortion is sporadic and caused by different ubiquitous and opportunistic fungi. Recently, a broad spectrum of bacterial opportunists involved in bovine abortion was revealed by 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. We hypothesized that fungal organisms potentially involved in bovine abortion also might remain undetected by conventional culture. Read More

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November 2018
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Cervicovaginal Fungi and Bacteria Associated With Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia and High-Risk Human Papillomavirus Infections in a Hispanic Population.

Front Microbiol 2018 23;9:2533. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Department of Medicine and Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, New York University, New York, NY, United States.

The human cervicovaginal microbiota resides at an interface between the host and the environment and may affect susceptibility to disease. Puerto Rican women have high human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cervical cancer rates. We hypothesized that the population structure of the cervicovaginal bacterial and fungal biota changed with cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions and HPV infections. Read More

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October 2018
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3.941 Impact Factor

Dichotomous response of Malassezia-infected macrophages to Malassezia pachydermatis and Malassezia furfur.

Med Mycol 2018 Nov 1. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Paulista University, São Paulo, Brazil.

Malassezia pachydermatis and Malassezia furfur are lipophilic yeasts of the cutaneous microbiome, although these organisms are occasionally responsible for serious invasive infections in neonates. Since phagocytosis is an important mechanism mediating the adaptive immune response, here we evaluated the phagocytosis capacity and production of nitric oxide and cytokine by macrophages after challenged with M. furfur CBS-1878 and M. Read More

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November 2018

Therapy of Non-Dermatophytic Mycoses in Animals.

Authors:
Daniel Elad

J Fungi (Basel) 2018 Oct 30;4(4). Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Department of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology, The Kimron Veterinary Institute, P.O. Box 12, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel.

This review focuses on aspects of antimycotic therapy specific to veterinary medicine. In the first part, drug availability, limited mostly by economic consideration but also by clinical applicability and specific adverse effects, is described for polyenes, 5 fluorocytosine, azoles, echinocandins and terbinafine. In the second part, current knowledge and experience in the treatment of selected fungal infections are overviewed. Read More

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October 2018
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Independent losses and duplications of autophagy-related genes in fungal tree of life.

Environ Microbiol 2018 Oct 22. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

State Key Laboratory of Crop Stress Biology for Arid Areas and College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, 712100, China.

Autophagy is important for growth, development and pathogenesis in fungi. Although autophagic process is generally considered to be conserved, the conservation and evolution of ATG genes at kingdom-wide remains to be conducted. Here we systematically identified 41 known ATG genes in 331 species and analyzed their distribution across the fungal kingdom. Read More

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October 2018

MALDI-TOF MS identification of Malassezia species isolated from patients with pityriasis versicolor at the seafarers' medical service in Dakar, Senegal.

J Mycol Med 2018 Dec 16;28(4):590-593. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, CHU Aristide Le Dantec, BP 5005, Dakar, Senegal; Service de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Faculté de Médecine, de Pharmacie et d'Odontologie, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, BP 16477, Dakar, Senegal.

Pityriasis versicolor (PV) is a superficial mycosis caused by yeast of the genus Malassezia. The most common isolated Malassezia species in PV lesions differ among M. furfur, M. Read More

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December 2018
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Comparison of Healthy and Dandruff Scalp Microbiome Reveals the Role of Commensals in Scalp Health.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2018 4;8:346. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Department of Biological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal, Bhopal, India.

Several scalp microbiome studies from different populations have revealed the association of dandruff with bacterial and fungal dysbiosis. However, the functional role of scalp microbiota in scalp disorders and health remains scarcely explored. Here, we examined the bacterial and fungal diversity of the scalp microbiome and their potential functional role in the healthy and dandruff scalp of 140 Indian women. Read More

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October 2018
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2.620 Impact Factor

The neutral N-linked glycans of the Basidiomycetous yeasts Pseudozyma antarctica and Malassezia furfur (Subphylum Ustilaginomycotina).

J Gen Appl Microbiol 2018 Oct 10. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

International Center for Biotechnology, Osaka University.

Pseudozyma antarctica and Malassezia furfur are basidiomycetous yeasts under the subphylum Ustilaginomycotina. P. antarctica is a commensal organism found in certain plant species, while M. Read More

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October 2018
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A Natural History of Actinic Keratosis and Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Microbiomes.

MBio 2018 Oct 9;9(5). Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Australian Centre for Ecogenomics, School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second-most-common cancer in Australia. The majority of SCCs progress from premalignant actinic keratosis (AK) lesions that form on chronically sun-exposed skin. The role of skin microbiota in this progression is not well understood; therefore, we performed a longitudinal microbiome analysis of AKs and SCCs using a cohort of 13 SCC-prone immunocompetent men. Read More

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October 2018
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Characterizing the Human Mycobiota: A Comparison of Small Subunit rRNA, ITS1, ITS2, and Large Subunit rRNA Genomic Targets.

Front Microbiol 2018 19;9:2208. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

School of Biological Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Interest in the human microbiome has increased dramatically in the last decade. However, much of this research has focused on bacteria, while the composition and roles of their fungal counterparts remain less understood. Furthermore, a variety of methodological approaches have been applied, and the comparability between studies is unclear. Read More

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September 2018
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Drosophila melanogaster as a model for the study of Malassezia pachydermatis infections.

Vet Microbiol 2018 Oct 23;224:31-33. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Postgraduate Program in Biological Sciences: Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil. Electronic address:

Malassezia pachydermatis is a yeast that is commonly found in the skin of most animals. Changes in the physical, chemical or immunological processes of the skin may render the host more susceptible to the yeast, which then may cause otitis, dermatitis or, less often, systemic infection. We tested the pathogenicity of M. Read More

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October 2018
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Malassezia infections with systemic involvement: Figures and facts.

J Dermatol 2018 Nov 28;45(11):1278-1282. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Division of Microbiology, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Malassezia are lipophilic and commensal yeasts capable of inducing skin disease among susceptible hosts. However, severely immunocompromised patients and preterm infants admitted to intensive care units are particularly at risk of developing Malassezia systemic infections. Patients often have central venous catheters which are usually the portal of entry for colonization and infection. Read More

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November 2018
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Oxythiamine improves antifungal activity of ketoconazole evaluated in canine Malassezia pachydermatis strains.

Vet Dermatol 2018 Dec 24;29(6):476-e160. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Department of Cytobiochemistry, Institute of Biology, University of Bialystok, Ciolkowskiego 1J, 15?245, Bialystok, Poland.

Background: Malassezia pachydermatis is an opportunistic yeast involved in skin and ear canal infections of dogs and cats. Reports suggest that strains of M. pachydermatis resistant to commonly used antifungal agents may be emerging. Read More

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December 2018
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Microwave-mediated synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles: a therapeutic approach against Malassezia species.

IET Nanobiotechnol 2018 Oct;12(7):903-908

Department of Biotechnology, Haldia Institute of Technology, HIT Campus, Haldia 721657, India.

A successful protocol was developed to aid in the reduction in dandruff-causing fungi, namely and . Both the species were isolated from volunteers aged between 20 and 22 suffering from dandruff, cultured ex vivo, and tested against the presence of synthesised zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnNP). Direct microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and biochemical assays specific to Malassezia species were conducted to identify dandruff-causing fungal species. Read More

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October 2018
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Dermoscopy of Pityrosporum Folliculitis.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Sep 19. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Department of Dermatology & STD, North Delhi Municipal Corporation Medical College & Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi- 110007, India.

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September 2018
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4.450 Impact Factor

Extracellular Vesicles in Fungi: Composition and Functions.

Curr Top Microbiol Immunol 2018 Sep 22. Epub 2018 Sep 22.

Laboratory of Gene Expression Regulation, Carlos Chagas Institute, FIOCRUZ, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.

The comprehension of fungal biology is important for several reasons. Besides being used in biotechnological processes and in the food industry, fungi are also important animal and vegetal pathogens. Fungal diseases in humans have a great importance worldwide, and understanding fungal biology is crucial for treatment and prevention of these diseases, especially because of emerging antifungal resistance that poses great epidemiological risks. Read More

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September 2018
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The epidemiology of non-Candida yeast isolated from blood: The Asia Surveillance Study.

Mycoses 2018 Sep 19. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: Current guidelines recommend echinocandins as first-line therapy for candidemia. However, several non-Candida yeast are non-susceptible to echinocandins (echinocandin non-susceptible yeast, ENSY), including Cryptococcus, Geotrichum, Malassezia, Pseudozyma, Rhodotorula, Saprochaete, Sporobolomyces and Trichosporon. In laboratories that are not equipped with rapid diagnostic tools, it often takes several days to identify yeast, and this may lead to inappropriate presumptive use of echinocandins in patients with ENSY fungemia. Read More

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September 2018
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First Case of Catheter-related Fungemia in an Adult.

Ann Lab Med 2019 01;39(1):99-101

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.

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January 2019
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Lightening Becker's nevus: Role of topical therapies.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2018 Sep 6. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh-249203, India. Electronic address:

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September 2018

Molecular Detection of Eukaryotic Diets and Gut Mycobiomes in Two Marine Sediment-Dwelling Worms, Sipunculus nudus and Urechis unicinctus.

Microbes Environ 2018 Sep 24;33(3):290-300. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The present study aimed to reveal the eukaryotic diets of two economically important marine sediment-inhabiting worms, Sipunculus nudus (peanut worm) and Urechis unicinctus (spoon worm), using clone libraries and phylogenetic analyses of 18S rRNA genes. Fungal rDNA was also targeted and analyzed to reveal mycobiomes. Overall, we detected a wide range of eukaryotic phylotypes associated with the larvae of S. Read More

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September 2018
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The oral microbiome in oral lichen planus during a 1-year randomized clinical trial.

Oral Dis 2018 Aug 24. Epub 2018 Aug 24.

Department of Odontology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background: Several recent studies have investigated the oral bacteriome in oral lichen planus (OLP), but longitudinal changes in microbiome have not been investigated.

Objective: To study the bacteriome and mycobiome in OLP over a 1-year period and the impact of topical treatment.

Material And Methods: Samples from 22 symptomatic OLP patients from a double-blinded, randomized intervention study were collected over a 1-year course at five visits. Read More

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August 2018
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Examen mycologique en dermatologie.

Ann Dermatol Venereol 2018 Oct 22;145(10):623-632. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

Laboratoire de mycologie, Hôpital Saint-Louis, 1, avenue Claude-Vellefaux, 75475 Paris cedex 10, France. Electronic address:

Dermatomycoses are dermatological infections very commonly encountered in private dermatological practice since they affect up to one third of the population. However, the symptoms are very often shared by other skin infections and disorders and may be highly atypical. It is thus impossible to make a diagnosis with any certainty on clinical grounds alone. Read More

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October 2018
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Genetic relationships and population structure of Malassezia pachydermatis strains isolated from dogs with otitis externa and healthy dogs.

Mycologia 2018 Jul-Aug;110(4):666-676. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

a Department of Cytobiochemistry , Institute of Biology, University of Bialystok , Ciolkowskiego 1J, 15-245 Bialystok , Poland.

Malassezia pachydermatis causes infections of the skin and mucous membranes, especially in animals. It is commonly accepted that symptom manifestation depends on the physiological status of the host (different metabolic, hormonal, and immunological disorders). However, it should be considered whether distinct strains of M. Read More

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August 2018
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Therapy of Skin, Hair and Nail Fungal Infections.

Authors:
Roderick Hay

J Fungi (Basel) 2018 Aug 20;4(3). Epub 2018 Aug 20.

Kings College London, London SE5 9RS, UK.

Treatment of superficial fungal infections has come a long way. This has, in part, been through the development and evaluation of new drugs. However, utilising new strategies, such as identifying variation between different species in responsiveness, e. Read More

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August 2018
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Malassezia in the central nervous system and multiple sclerosis.

Infection 2018 Aug 17. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

Shipshaw Labs, Montreal, QC, Canada.

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Comparison of two ear cytological collection techniques in dogs with otitis externa.

Vet Dermatol 2018 Oct 14;29(5):413-e136. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

Animal Dermatology Clinic, 150 N San Gabriel Boulevard #400, Pasadena, CA, 91107, USA.

Background: Canine otitis externa is a common disease. Cytological evaluation of otic exudate is a useful diagnostic test to direct and monitor treatment for otitis externa. One method of collecting ear cytological specimens utilizes a cotton-tipped swab inserted into the vertical ear canal. Read More

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October 2018

Understanding the Mechanism of Action of the Anti-Dandruff Agent Zinc Pyrithione against Malassezia restricta.

Sci Rep 2018 Aug 14;8(1):12086. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

Department of Systems Biotechnology, Chung-Ang University, Anseong, 17546, Korea.

Dandruff is known to be associated with Malassezia restricta. Zinc pyrithione (ZPT) has been used as an ingredient in anti-dandruff treatments. The mechanism of ZPT has been investigated in several studies; however, a non-pathogenic model yeast, such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae was most often used. Read More

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August 2018
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MGL_3741 gene contributes to pathogenicity of Malassezia globosa in pityriasis versicolor.

Mycoses 2018 Dec 23;61(12):938-944. Epub 2018 Sep 23.

Department of Medical Mycology & Parasitology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Dihydroxyacid dehydratase (DHAD) is a key enzyme in biosynthetic pathway of isoleucine and valine. This pathway is absent in human but exists in various organisms such as fungi. Using RNA-seq analysis in this study, we identified MGL_3741gene which encodes DHAD protein in Malassezia globosa (M. Read More

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December 2018
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An experimental murine model of otitis and dermatitis caused by Malassezia pachydermatis.

Mycoses 2018 Dec 23;61(12):954-958. Epub 2018 Sep 23.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil.

We report a malasseziosis model in immunocompromised Swiss mice. For this model, the mice were immunosuppressed with a combination of cyclophosphamide at 150 mg/kg and hydrocortisone acetate at 250 mg/kg. Two groups were formed according to the site of inoculation. Read More

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December 2018
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In vitro evaluation of antagonism, modulation of cytokines and extracellular matrix proteins by Bifidobacterium strains.

Lett Appl Microbiol 2018 Nov 4;67(5):497-505. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Department of Microbiology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

A healthy skin provides a protective barrier against pathogenic micro-organisms. Recent studies have shown that probiotics, as those of Bifidobacterium genus, could act beneficially in dermatology, both when ingested and by topical use. In the present study, we evaluated by in vitro antagonism assays and using two skin cell lines the potential of four strains of Bifidobacterium spp. Read More

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November 2018

Analysis of the otic mycobiota in dogs with otitis externa compared to healthy individuals.

Vet Dermatol 2018 Oct 8;29(5):417-e138. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road E, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1.

Background: Otitis externa is a common multifactorial disease with a prevalence in dogs as high as 10-20%. In humans, the diversity of the cutaneous mycobiota appears to increase in diseased states, whereas one canine study identified a decrease in diversity of the cutaneous mycobiota in atopic dogs compared to healthy individuals.

Hypothesis/objectives: To describe the otic mycobiota in dogs with otitis externa compared to healthy dogs. Read More

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October 2018

Sweat allergy.

Allergol Int 2018 Oct 31;67(4):435-441. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Department of Dermatology, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8551, Japan. Electronic address:

Sweat allergy is defined as a type I hypersensitivity against the contents of sweat, and is specifically observed in patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) and cholinergic urticaria (CholU). The allergic reaction is clinically revealed by positive reactions in the intradermal skin test and the basophil histamine release assay by sweat. A major histamine-releasing antigen in sweat, MGL_1304, has been identified. Read More

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October 2018
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Progressive Facial Papules in an African-American Patient: An Atypical Presentation of Seborrheic Dermatitis.

J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2018 Jul 1;11(7):44-45. Epub 2018 Jul 1.

Dr. Friedmann is with the Westlake Dermatology Clinical Research Center at Westlake Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Austin, Texas.

This case report highlights a unique variant of seborrheic dermatitis (SD) in a 30-year-old African-American woman with progressive facial papules. Four weeks of uninterrupted mild potency topical corticosteroid therapy produced marked improvement of signs and symptoms of biopsy-confirmed SD. SD mimicking cutaneous sarcoidosis is a unique treatment-responsive variant of SD that may be more likely to be encountered in African-American patients. Read More

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July 2018
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Topical delivery of climbazole to mammalian skin.

Int J Pharm 2018 Oct 25;549(1-2):317-324. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AX London, UK.

Dandruff is a common condition, affecting up to half the global population of immunocompetent adults at some time during their lives and it has been highly correlated with the over-expression of the fungus Malassezia spp. Climbazole (CBZ) is used as an antifungal and preservative agent in many marketed formulations for the treatment of dandruff. While the efficacy of CBZ in vitro and in vivo has previously been reported, limited information has been published about the uptake and deposition of CBZ in the skin. Read More

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October 2018
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Identification of Malassezia species by MALDI-TOF MS after expansion of database.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2018 Oct 29;92(2):118-123. Epub 2018 May 29.

Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India. Electronic address:

The taxonomy of Malassezia species is evolving with introduction of molecular techniques, and difficulty is faced to identify the species by phenotypic methods. Among 15 known Malassezia species, the present Bruker database could identify only 2 species. The present study was aimed to improve Matrix -assisted laser desorption ionization time-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) based identification of Malassezia species. Read More

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October 2018
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Malassezia ecology, pathophysiology, and treatment.

Med Mycol 2018 Jul 14. Epub 2018 Jul 14.

Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), Institute for Medical Biology, (IMB), Singapore.

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July 2018
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The effect of tinea versicolor on thiol/disulphide homeostasis.

Postepy Dermatol Alergol 2018 Jun 19;35(3):299-303. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Dermatology Clinic, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey.

Introduction: Tinea versicolor is a superficial fungal infection caused by spp. spp. is a member of the normal human skin flora. Read More

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June 2018
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Activation profile of THP-1 derived dendritic cells stimulated by allergen Mal f 1 beyond its IgE-binding ability.

Int Immunopharmacol 2018 Sep 10;62:139-146. Epub 2018 Jul 10.

Department of Biochemistry, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China. Electronic address:

Background: Mal f 1, the first allergen cloned from Malassezia furfur, has positive IgE reactivity in sera from atopic dermatitis (AD) patients. The mechanism by which Mal f 1 induces the maturation of human dendritic cells (DCs) and maintains the symptoms of AD is not well understood.

Objective: The present study aims to explore the activation profile of THP-1 derived dendritic cells (TDDCs) stimulated by recombinant Mal f 1, as well as to explore the IgE-binding ability of rMal f 1 and its correlation with IgE-binding activity of complete allergens of M. Read More

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September 2018
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Putting It All Together to Understand the Role of Malassezia spp. in Dandruff Etiology.

Mycopathologia 2018 Jun 26. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, Northern Cyprus via Mersin 10, Turkey.

Dandruff is a common scalp condition causing both a discomfort and an undesired social image. Various studies dating from early 1900s have investigated the condition, but understanding of underlying mechanisms and etiology of the condition is still in its infancy. Formation of dandruff is a common but complex event which has been associated with numerous causal factors. Read More

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June 2018
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Malassezia infection associated with chronic spontaneous urticaria without angioedema: a report on five cases.

Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat 2018 06;27(2):65-69

Nashik District Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj Medical College, Nashik, India.

Introduction: Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is a challenging condition to treat and it significantly affects quality of life. Bacterial, viral, parasitic, and fungal infections have been associated with triggering and/or perpetuating urticaria in certain individuals. There is a paucity of literature on CSU associated with Malassezia infection. Read More

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June 2018
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Fungal bioaerosols in biomethanization facilities.

J Air Waste Manag Assoc 2018 Nov 27;68(11):1198-1210. Epub 2018 Aug 27.

a Centre de Recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec (CRIUCPQ) , Quebec City , Quebec , Canada.

Biomethanization is a new technology used for green-waste valorization where organic waste is biodegraded by microbial communities under anaerobic conditions. The main product of this type of anaerobic digestion is a biogas used as an energy source. Moving and handling organic waste may lead to the emission of high concentrations of bioaerosols. Read More

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November 2018
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Malassezia: a case of coexisting pityriasis versicolor and Malassezia folliculitis.

Singapore Med J 2018 Jun 21. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

Department of General Medicine, Sengkang General Hospital, Singapore.

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June 2018
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In vitro combination of antifungal agents against Malassezia pachydermatis.

Med Mycol 2018 Jun 19. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Farmacologia, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Santa Maria, RS, Brazil.

The yeast Malassezia pachydermatis is a common commensal and occasional opportunistic pathogen of theskin microbiota of animals and humans. In this study, the susceptibility of M. pachydermatis isolates to fluconazole (FLC), itraconazole (ITZ), ketoconazole (KTZ), clotrimazole (CLZ), and miconazole (MCZ) alone and in combination with terbinafine (TRB), nystatin (NYS), and caspofungin (CSP) was evaluated in vitro based on the M27-A3 technique and the checkerboard microdilution method using Sabouraud dextrose broth with 1% tween 80 (SDB). Read More

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June 2018
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Leishmanicidal and fungicidal activity of lipases obtained from endophytic fungi extracts.

PLoS One 2018 18;13(6):e0196796. Epub 2018 Jun 18.

Pathological Sciences, State University of Londrina, Campus Universitário, Londrina, Paraná, Brazil.

This work describes the production of lipases from endophytic fungi: Vermisporium-like, Emericella nidulans, Dichotomophtora portulacae and D. boerhaaviae and the biological activity against the dermatophyte fungi Malassezia sp and Microsporum canis and the parasite Leishmania amazonensis. All fungal enzymes extract showed lipolysis action in the media that contains long carbon chain lipids. Read More

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November 2018
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The Prevalence of Folliculitis in Patients with Papulopustular/Comedonal Acne, and Their Response to Antifungal Treatment.

Skinmed 2018 1;16(2):99-104. Epub 2018 Apr 1.

Department of Dermatology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Because folliculitis (MF) may clinically mimic acne vulgaris (AV), patients usually receive unnecessary and prolonged antibiotic treatment. We aimed to determine the prevalence of MF among patients with AV, and to evaluate its response to antifungal treatment. A total of 217 patients with AV underwent cytologic examination for the presence of yeasts. Read More

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April 2018
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Extracellular nanovesicles released from the commensal yeast Malassezia sympodialis are enriched in allergens and interact with cells in human skin.

Sci Rep 2018 Jun 15;8(1):9182. Epub 2018 Jun 15.

Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, Karolinska Institutet, and Unit Sachs' Children and Youth Hospital, Södersjukhuset, SE-118 83, Stockholm, Sweden.

Malassezia sympodialis is a dominant commensal fungi in the human skin mycobiome but is also associated with common skin disorders including atopic eczema (AE). M. sympodialis releases extracellular vesicles, designated MalaEx, which are carriers of small RNAs and allergens, and they can induce inflammatory cytokine responses. Read More

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June 2018
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Malassezia pachydermatis from animals: Planktonic and biofilm antifungal susceptibility and its virulence arsenal.

Vet Microbiol 2018 Jul 4;220:47-52. Epub 2018 May 4.

Department of Pathology and Legal Medicine, School of Medicine, Specialized Medical Mycology Center, Postgraduate Program in Medical Microbiology, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil; School of Veterinary, Postgraduate Program in Veterinary Sciences, State University of Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.

The yeast Malassezia pachydermatis is a component of the microbiota of dogs and cats, however it can cause otitis and seborrheic dermatitis in these animals. The objective of this study was to determine the antifungal susceptibility, and evaluate virulence and pathogenicity of 25 M. pachydermatis strains from animals. Read More

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July 2018
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