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    Real-Time PCR Identification of Six Malassezia Species.
    Curr Microbiol 2017 Mar 22. Epub 2017 Mar 22.
    Fungal and Parasitic Molecular Biology Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sfax, Rue Magida Boulila, Sfax, 3029, Tunisia.
    Lipophilic yeast Malassezia species is widely found on the skin surface of humans and other animals. This fungus can cause pityriasis versicolor, Malassezia folliculitis, and seborrheic dermatitis. Still now, there is a problem with species identification of Malassezia with conventional methods. Read More

    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

    Treatment Outcomes for Malassezia Folliculitis in theDermatology Department of a University Hospital in Japan.
    Med Mycol J 2016 ;57(3):E63-6
    Department of Dermatology, Teikyo University Hospital.
    Topical or systemic antifungal therapy was administered to patients diagnosed with Malassezia folliculitis during the 5-year period between March 2007 and October 2013. The diagnosis of Malassezia folliculitis was established on the basis of characteristic clinical features and direct microscopic findings (10 or more yeast-like fungi per follicle). Treatment consisted of topical application of 2% ketoconazole cream or 100 mg oral itraconazole based on symptom severity and patients' preferences. Read More

    Oral Antifungal Drugs in the Treatment of Dermatomycosis.
    Med Mycol J 2016 ;57(2):J71-5
    Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Women's Medical University.
    Oral antifungal drugs are used primarily to treat tinea unguium; however, they are also useful for other types of tinea. For example, a combination of topical and oral antifungal drugs is effective in hyperkeratotic tinea pedis that is unresponsive to topical monotherapy. In cases of tinea facialis adjacent to the eyes, ears, or mouth, or widespread tinea corporis, or tinea cruris involving the complex skin folds of the external genitalia, it is difficult to apply topical drugs to all the lesions; therefore, oral antifungal drugs are necessary. Read More

    When Acne is Not Acne.
    Dermatol Clin 2016 Apr;34(2):225-8
    Department of Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 5 East 98 Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10029, USA.
    Acne vulgaris (AV) is considered a straightforward diagnosis made clinically without specific diagnostic testing. However, certain disorders may simulate AV, such as multiple small epidermal cysts or deep milia, multiple osteoma cutis, multiple small adnexal neoplasms, and follicular and/or infections characterized by multiple small papules and/or pustules such as gram-positive folliculitis, gram-negative folliculitis, Malassezia folliculitis, keratosis pilaris, and flat warts. This can lead to an erroneous diagnosis and improper management. Read More

    Progress in Malassezia Research in Korea.
    Ann Dermatol 2015 Dec 7;27(6):647-57. Epub 2015 Dec 7.
    Department of Dermatology, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
    Yeasts of the genus Malassezia are part of the normal flora of human skin. However, they are also associated with various skin diseases. Since the introduction of Malassezia to the Korean Dermatologic Society two decades ago, remarkable progress has been made in our knowledge of this genus. Read More

    Malassezia species in healthy skin and in dermatological conditions.
    Int J Dermatol 2016 May 29;55(5):494-504. Epub 2015 Dec 29.
    Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    The genus Malassezia comprises lipophilic species, the natural habitat of which is the skin of humans and other warm-blooded animals. However, these species have been associated with a diversity of dermatological disorders and even systemic infections. Pityriasis versicolor is the only cutaneous disease etiologically connected to Malassezia yeasts. Read More

    [2011 Epidemiological Survey of Dermatomycoses in Japan].
    Med Mycol J 2015 ;56(4):J129-35
    Epidemiological Investigation Committee for Human Mycoses in the Japanese Society for Medical Mycology, Chairman and Reporter.
    An epidemiological survey of dermatomycoses and their causative fungus flora in Japan for 2011 was conducted in accordance with methods and criteria of the past four surveys. The survey covered a total number of 36,052 outpatients who visited 12 dermatological clinics throughout Japan. The results were as follows. Read More

    Clinical and Laboratory Features of Six Cases of Candida and Dermatophyte Folliculitis and a Review of Published Studies.
    Mycopathologia 2016 Feb 4;181(1-2):97-105. Epub 2015 Sep 4.
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Radboud UMC, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
    Although some studies have investigated the epidemiological characteristics of Malassezia folliculitis (MF), little is known about the clinical features and laboratory characteristics of folliculitis caused by other fungi. In this prospective study, 158 patients with folliculitis were identified, and cytological and mycological examinations were performed. The positive fungal cultures were confirmed using conventional methods, ITS sequencing and HWP1 analysis. Read More

    [Cutaneous Malassezia infections and Malassezia associated dermatoses: An update].
    Hautarzt 2015 Jun;66(6):465-84; quiz 485-6
    Labor für medizinische Mikrobiologie, Partnerschaft Prof. Dr. med. Pietro Nenoff & Dr. med. Constanze Krüger, Straße des Friedens 8, 04579, Mölbis, Deutschland,
    The lipophilic yeast fungus Malassezia (M.) spp. is the only fungal genus or species which is part of the physiological human microbiome. Read More

    Malassezia species and their associated skin diseases.
    J Dermatol 2015 Mar;42(3):250-7
    Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.
    Malassezia spp. are lipophilic fungi that occur on all skin surfaces of humans and animals as commensal and pathogenic organisms. In the 2000s, several new species were added to the Malassezia genus by Japanese researchers. Read More

    Comparison between Malassezia Folliculitis and Non-Malassezia Folliculitis.
    Ann Dermatol 2014 Oct 26;26(5):598-602. Epub 2014 Sep 26.
    Department of Dermatology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.
    Background: Among the various types of folliculitis, differentiation of Malassezia folliculitis (MF) from other forms of folliculitis is important because it is usually treated with antifungal agents.

    Objective: We attempted to find a method to enhance the detection rate of MF, and examined the differences in the clinical manifestation between MF and non-MF (NMF).

    Methods: We performed a retrospective study involving patients with folliculitis who were previously diagnosed with MF or NMF on the basis of serial tissue sectioning and diastase-Periodic acid-Schiff (d-PAS) staining findings. Read More

    Malassezia yeasts activate the NLRP3 inflammasome in antigen-presenting cells via Syk-kinase signalling.
    Exp Dermatol 2014 Dec;23(12):884-9
    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital, Zürich, Switzerland.
    Although being a normal part of the skin flora, yeasts of the genus Malassezia are associated with several common dermatologic conditions including pityriasis versicolour, seborrhoeic dermatitis (SD), folliculitis, atopic eczema/dermatitis (AE/AD) and dandruff. While Malassezia spp. are aetiological agents of pityriasis versicolour, a causal role of Malassezia spp. Read More

    Skin Colonization by Malassezia spp. in hospitalized neonates and infants in a tertiary care centre in North India.
    Mycopathologia 2014 Oct 19;178(3-4):267-72. Epub 2014 Jul 19.
    Mycology Division, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, 160012, India.
    Malassezia, a skin colonizer, is associated with multiple skin disorders in adults, and cephalic pustulosis and folliculitis in children. It can cause fungemia in infants and neonates. The time and pattern of colonization, risk factors associated with colonization and causing fungemia in children, are not well understood. Read More

    Malassezia (pityrosporum) folliculitis.
    J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2014 Mar;7(3):37-41
    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Bradenton, Florida.
    Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis is a fungal acneiform condition commonly misdiagnosed as acne vulgaris. Although often associated with common acne, this condition may persist for years without complete resolution with typical acne medications. Malassezia folliculitis results from overgrowth of yeast present in the normal cutaneous flora. Read More

    An outbreak of Candida albicans folliculitis masquerading as Malassezia folliculitis in a prison population.
    J Correct Health Care 2014 Apr;20(2):154-62
    1University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA.
    Several inmates from a non-air-conditioned prison were sent to the University of Texas Medical Branch dermatology clinic for unexplained eruptions not responding to various treatments. They were initially diagnosed with Malassezia folliculitis based on clinical examination and histological findings. The patients' cultures from skin scrapings, however, revealed Candida albicans confirmed by growth on Mycosel agar and further by the germ tube production method. Read More

    Chemical organization of the cell wall polysaccharide core of Malassezia restricta.
    J Biol Chem 2014 May 13;289(18):12647-56. Epub 2014 Mar 13.
    From the Unité des Aspergillus, Institut Pasteur, 25 rue du Docteur Roux, 75724 Paris cedex, France.
    Malassezia species are ubiquitous residents of human skin and are associated with several diseases such as seborrheic dermatitis, tinea versicolor, folliculitis, atopic dermatitis, and scalp conditions such as dandruff. Host-Malassezia interactions and mechanisms to evade local immune responses remain largely unknown. Malassezia restricta is one of the most predominant yeasts of the healthy human skin, its cell wall has been investigated in this paper. Read More

    Malassezia infections: a medical conundrum.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2014 Jul 22;71(1):170-6. Epub 2014 Feb 22.
    Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
    Malassezia yeasts have long been considered commensal fungi, unable to elicit significant damage. However, they have been associated with a diversity of cutaneous diseases, namely pityriasis versicolor, Malassezia folliculitis, seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and confluent and reticulate papillomatosis. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the pathogenic mechanisms of these fungi, but none have been confirmed. Read More

    Evidence-based Danish guidelines for the treatment of Malassezia-related skin diseases.
    Acta Derm Venereol 2015 Jan;95(1):12-9
    Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg University Hospital, DK-2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark.
    Internationally approved guidelines for the diagnosis and management of Malassezia-related skin diseases are lacking. Therefore, a panel of experts consisting of dermatologists and a microbiologist under the auspices of the Danish Society of Dermatology undertook a data review and compiled guidelines for the diagnostic procedures and management of pityriasis versicolor, seborrhoeic dermatitis and Malassezia folliculitis. Main recommendations in most cases of pityriasis versicolor and seborrhoeic dermatitis include topical treatment which has been shown to be sufficient. Read More

    Malassezia skin diseases in humans.
    G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2013 Dec;148(6):609-19
    Division of Dermatology Department of Surgery and Translational Medicine University of Florence, Florence, Italy -
    Although Malassezia yeasts are a part of the normal microflora, under certain conditions they can cause superficial skin infection, such as pityriasis versicolor (PV) and Malassezia folliculitis. Moreover the yeasts of the genus Malassezia have been associated with seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and, less commonly, with confluent and reticulated papillomatosis, onychomycosis, and transient acantholytic dermatosis. The study of the clinical role of Malassezia species has been surrounded by controversy due to the relative difficulty in isolation, cultivation, and identification. Read More

    Malassezia folliculitis in an infant.
    Med Mycol Case Rep 2013 Mar 1;2:72-4. Epub 2013 Mar 1.
    Department of Dermatology, Charles Nicolle hospital, Tunis, Tunisia.
    Malassezia folliculitis commonly affects the adolescents and the young adults. We describe an unusual case of Malassezia folliculitis which is particular in age of patient and scare evolution of lesions. The patient was a three-month-old immuno-competent boy. Read More

    Necrotizing Infundibular Crystalline Folliculitis: A Case Report of an Exceptional Lesion of Unknown Etiology.
    Dermatopathology (Basel) 2014 Jan-Jul;1(1):3-6. Epub 2014 Jan 9.
    Dermatopathology Unit, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
    Necrotizing infundibular crystalline folliculitis is a rare follicular lesion of which the etiology is not well understood. Here we describe the case of a 71-year-old male patient presenting with multiple hyperkeratotic lesions localized on the forehead. Histopathological analysis of one of the lesions revealed a follicular invagination containing cellular debris and keratin lamellae containing filamentous mucinous material and numerous crystals birefringent in polarized light microscopy. Read More

    Pityrosporum folliculitis in an immunocompetent patient: clinical case description.
    Dermatol Online J 2013 Aug 15;19(8):19273. Epub 2013 Aug 15.
    Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
    The present report concerns Malassezia-related pityrosporum folliculitis in a patient without any predisposing factor. Once the diagnosis had been confirmed by histopathologic exam, the patient was treated with oral ketoconazole and selenium sulfide shampoo; complete remission of the clinical condition was obtained. Thus it could be concluded that in spite of being routinely associated with immunosuppression, this condition may be present in an immunocompetent patient. Read More

    Tinea atypica: report of nine cases.
    Wien Med Wochenschr 2013 Dec 15;163(23-24):549-55. Epub 2013 Aug 15.
    Dermatology and Venereology Department, Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria,
    Fungal infections of the skin are a common condition, usually easy to diagnose and treat. When the infection is clinically mimicking another cutaneous disorder or when the clinical presentation is modified by the use of inappropriate treatment, it is referred to as tinea atypica or tinea incognito.We report a series of nine cases of patients with tinea atypica, imitating and diagnosed initially as different skin diseases. Read More

    Skin diseases associated with Malassezia yeasts: facts and controversies.
    Clin Dermatol 2013 Jul-Aug;31(4):455-63
    Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases, University of Ioannina Medical School, Ioannina, Greece.
    The implication of the yeast genus Malassezia in skin diseases has been characterized by controversy, since the first description of the fungal nature of pityriasis versicolor in 1846 by Eichstedt. This is underscored by the existence of Malassezia yeasts as commensal but also by their implication in diseases with distinct absence of inflammation despite the heavy fungal load (pityriasis versicolor) or with characteristic inflammation (eg, seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, folliculitis, or psoriasis). The description of 14 Malassezia species and subsequent worldwide epidemiologic studies did not reveal pathogenic species but rather disease-associated subtypes within species. Read More

    Epidemiological characteristics of Malassezia folliculitis and use of the May-Grünwald-Giemsa stain to diagnose the infection.
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2013 Aug 22;76(4):450-7. Epub 2013 May 22.
    Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Başkent University Adana Hospital, Adana, Turkey.
    Various bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral pathogens can cause folliculitis, which is often mistakenly treated with antibiotics for months or even years. A laboratory diagnosis is required before therapy can be planned. Here, we describe the prevalence and risk factors, as well as the clinical, cytological, and mycological characteristics, of patients with Malassezia folliculitis (MF) in Adana, Turkey. Read More

    [Recent advances in research on Malassezia microbiota in humans].
    Med Mycol J 2013 ;54(1):39-44
    Department of Microbiology, Meiji Pharmaceutical University.
    Malassezia species of lipophilic yeasts account for most fungal microbiota. Although they colonize healthy skin, they are also associated with several skin diseases, including pityriasis versicolor, seborrheic dermatitis, Malassezia folliculitis, and atopic dermatitis. To date, 14 members of the Malassezia genus have been identified. Read More

    [2006 Epidemiological survey of dermatomycoses in Japan].
    Med Mycol J 2012 ;53(3):185-92
    Epidemiological Investigation Committee for Human Mycoses in the Japanese Society for Medical Mycology, Japan.
    An epidemiological survey of dermatomycoses and the causative fungus flora of dermatomycoses in Japan for 2006 was made on a total number of 63,029 outpatients who visited 16 dermatological clinics throughout Japan. The results were as follows. 1) Dermatophytosis was the most prevalent cutaneus fungal infection (7,582 cases) seen in these clinics, followed by candidiasis (842 cases) and then Malassezia infections (283 cases). Read More

    Exuberant clinical presentation of probable Malassezia folliculitis in a young nonimmunosuppressed patient.
    An Bras Dermatol 2012 May-Jun;87(3):459-62
    Dermatology and Radiotherapy Department, Medical School of Botucatu, Paulista State University Julio de Mesquita Filho, SP, Brazil.
    Malassezia folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder observed in both immunocompetent and immunosuppressed patients. The authors describe an unusual and exuberant presumed case affecting the face, trunk and upper limbs of a 12-year-old nonimmunosuppressed patient. Although the agent was not identified by culture, the clinical and histopathological aspects plus the response to specific treatment support the diagnosis of Malassezia folliculitis. Read More

    [Malassezia infections].
    Med Mycol J 2012 ;53(1):7-11
    Teikyo University School of Medicine Mizonokuchi Hospital Professor, Head of department of Dermatology.
    Although Malassezia yeasts are a part of the normal microflora, under certain conditions they can cause superficial skin infection Pityriasis versicolor, Malassezia folliculitis. Lipophilic yeasts are being considered as major opportunistic pathogens for a very long time. Most of the yeasts show an absolute requirement for long fatty acid chains and specific procedures are required for their isolation, conservation and identification. Read More

    The Malassezia genus in skin and systemic diseases.
    Clin Microbiol Rev 2012 Jan;25(1):106-41
    Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases, University of Ioannina Medical School, Greece.
    In the last 15 years, the genus Malassezia has been a topic of intense basic research on taxonomy, physiology, biochemistry, ecology, immunology, and metabolomics. Currently, the genus encompasses 14 species. The 1996 revision of the genus resulted in seven accepted taxa: M. Read More

    Malassezia globosa tends to grow actively in summer conditions more than other cutaneous Malassezia species.
    J Dermatol 2012 Jul 10;39(7):613-6. Epub 2012 Jan 10.
    Departments of Dermatology Applied Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan.
    Malassezia globosa is a major pathogen of Malassezia folliculitis (MF) and the predominant species on human skin. The aim of this study was to clarify the differences between M. globosa and other cutaneous Malassezia species, M. Read More

    [A study of culture-based easy identification system for Malassezia].
    Med Mycol J 2011 ;52(4):297-303
    Department of Microbiology, Kanto Chemical Co., Inc.
    Most species of this genus are lipid-dependent yeasts, which colonize the seborrheic part of the skin, and they have been reported to be associated with pityriasis versicolor, Malassezia folliculitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis. Malassezia have been re-classified into 7 species based on molecular biological analysis of nuclear ribosomal DNA/RNA and new Malassezia species were reported. As members of the genus Malassezia share similar morphological and biochemical characteristics, it was thought to be difficult to differentiate between them based on phenotypic features. Read More

    [Malassezia folliculitis in an immunocompromised patient].
    Hautarzt 2011 Oct;62(10):725-7
    Hautklinik, Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf.
    Malassezia folliculitis (synonym: Pityrosporum folliculitis) is a polymorphic dermatomycosis characterized by the development of small papules and pustules. In severe cases, molluscoid comedonal papules are typical. The disease occurs mainly in sebum-rich areas of the face, back and chest, frequently affecting patients under immunosuppressive therapy. Read More

    Folliculitis et perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens controlled with a combination therapy: systemic antibiosis (metronidazole plus clindamycin), dermatosurgical approach, and high-dose isotretinoin.
    Indian J Dermatol 2011 May;56(3):318-20
    Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Trakian University, Medical Faculty, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
    Folliculitis et perifolliculitis capitis abscedens et suffodiens is a rare disease of unknown etiology. It is a suppurative process that involves the scalp, eventually resulting in extensive scarring and irreversible alopecia. The condition is also known as 'acne necrotica miliaris' or 'Proprionibacterium' folliculitis. Read More

    Epidemiologic Study of Malassezia Yeasts in Patients with Malassezia Folliculitis by 26S rDNA PCR-RFLP Analysis.
    Ann Dermatol 2011 May 27;23(2):177-84. Epub 2011 May 27.
    Department of Dermatology, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
    Background: So far, studies on the inter-relationship between Malassezia and Malassezia folliculitis have been rather scarce.

    Objective: We sought to analyze the differences in body sites, gender and age groups, and to determine whether there is a relationship between certain types of Malassezia species and Malassezia folliculitis.

    Methods: Specimens were taken from the forehead, cheek and chest of 60 patients with Malassezia folliculitis and from the normal skin of 60 age- and gender-matched healthy controls by 26S rDNA PCR-RFLP. Read More

    Follicular variant of seborrheic dermatitis: is it identical to Malassezia folliculitis?
    Skinmed 2011 May-Jun;9(3):161-6
    Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, University of Washington School of Medicine, 3327 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA 98201, USA.
    Follicular accentuation in some patients with seborrheic dermatitis of the back and chest has been recognized for more than a century. The recognition of Malassezia folliculitis in recent decades has led to some confusion regarding categorization of these cases. The author proposes that there is sufficient clinical variation between the typical case of Malassezia folliculitis and patients with follicular seborrheic dermatitis to justify continued separation of these entities until further study provides more clarification. Read More

    Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects of Cecropin A(1-8)-Magainin2(1-12) hybrid peptide analog p5 against Malassezia furfur infection in human keratinocytes.
    J Invest Dermatol 2011 Aug 19;131(8):1677-83. Epub 2011 May 19.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
    The lipophilic fungus Malassezia furfur (M. furfur) is a commensal microbe associated with several chronic diseases such as pityriasis versicolor, folliculitis, and seborrheic dermatitis. Because M. Read More

    Comparison of Nested PCR and RFLP for Identification and Classification of Malassezia Yeasts from Healthy Human Skin.
    Ann Dermatol 2009 Nov 30;21(4):352-7. Epub 2009 Nov 30.
    Department of Dermatology, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
    Background: Malassezia yeasts are normal flora of the skin found in 75~98% of healthy subjects. The accurate identification of the Malassezia species is important for determining the pathogenesis of the Malassezia yeasts with regard to various skin diseases such as Malassezia folliculitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis.

    Objective: This research was conducted to determine a more accurate and rapid molecular test for the identification and classification of Malassezia yeasts. Read More

    Novel presentation of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome: folliculitis secondary to Malassezia spp.
    Mycoses 2011 Jul 19;54(4):e252-4. Epub 2010 Feb 19.
    Folliculitis, as a manifestation of immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) during antiretroviral therapy, has only been described in its aseptic form. Here, we describe folliculitis associated with Malassezia spp. as a distinct manifestation of IRIS. Read More

    Photodynamic therapy: new treatment for recalcitrant Malassezia folliculitis.
    Lasers Surg Med 2010 Feb;42(2):192-6
    Department of Dermatology, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul 140-757, South Korea.
    Background: Malassezia folliculitis commonly has been treated with oral antifungal medications. However, it has many therapeutic weaknesses such as infection relapse, drug resistance, or adverse effects like hepatotoxicity and gastrointestinal discomfort. Hence, there remains an ongoing need for alternative treatments for recalcitrant Malassezia folliculitis. Read More

    Minireview: Malassezia infections in immunocompromised patients.
    Mycoses 2010 May 17;53(3):187-95. Epub 2009 Dec 17.
    Second Department of Pediatrics, Aristotle University, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Malassezia spp. form part of the normal human cutaneous flora and are implicated in several mild, but recurrent cutaneous diseases, such as pityriasis versicolor, Malassezia folliculitis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, and, with lesser frequency, a range of other dermatological disorders. Malassezia spp. Read More

    Trichomycoses.
    Int J Trichology 2009 Jul;1(2):100-7
    Department of Dermatology, Madras Medical College (Retd.), Chennai - 600 003, India.
    Hair infection by fungal agents, also called trichomycoses, is one of the common concerns in human beings. The common agents causing hair infections are dermatophytes, Malassezia species and those causing piedra. The former two can give rise to considerable discomfort and also cause immune-mediated reactions in the form of kerion and dermatophytids. Read More

    Malassezia: is it a pulmonary pathogen in the stem cell transplant population?
    Transpl Infect Dis 2009 Aug 11;11(4):313-7. Epub 2009 May 11.
    Division of Hematology/Oncology/Transplantation, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA.
    Malassezia furfur is a yeast that can cause a variety of infections, most commonly in normal hosts, and also in immunocompromised hosts. This yeast typically colonizes the skin, and is the causative agent of tinea versicolor. However, in immunocompromised hosts, it can more commonly cause catheter-related fungemia or folliculitis. Read More

    The cell wall galactomannan antigen from Malassezia furfur and Malassezia pachydermatis contains beta-1,6-linked linear galactofuranosyl residues and its detection has diagnostic potential.
    Microbiology 2009 Oct 23;155(Pt 10):3420-9. Epub 2009 Apr 23.
    Department of Infection and Host Defense, Tohoku Pharmaceutical University, Komatsushima, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan.
    Lipophilic yeasts of the genus Malassezia are associated with several skin diseases, such as pityriasis versicolor, Malassezia folliculitis, seborrhoeic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis, and are also increasingly associated with catheter-related fungaemia. The cell wall components of pathogenic micro-organisms behave as an antigen and/or ligand of the innate immune response. Live cells of Malassezia furfur and Malassezia pachydermatis did not react with an anti-alpha-1,2-mannoside antibody. Read More

    Beyond spaghetti and meatballs: skin diseases associated with the Malassezia yeasts.
    Dermatol Nurs 2009 Jan-Feb;21(1):7-13, 51; quiz 14
    Division of Dermatology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA.
    Malassezia are common lipid-dependent fungi that grow on the sebaceous areas of human skin, including the face, scalp, and upper trunk. Although Malassezia are a part of the normal human skin flora, they may also cause or exacerbate several skin diseases, including tinea versicolor, Pityrosporum folliculitis, and seborrheic dermatitis. Topical antifungals are the mainstay of treating Malassezia-related diseases. Read More

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