1,232 results match your criteria Tinea Versicolor

Effectiveness of FastFung agar in the isolation of Malassezia furfur from skin samples.

Mycoses 2022 Jul 25;65(7):704-708. Epub 2022 May 25.

Department of Medical Microbiology, Medical Faculty, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey.

Background: Lipophilic basidiomycetous yeasts of the Malassezia genus can cause various skin diseases, such as seborrheic dermatitis, pityriasis versicolor, folliculitis and atopic dermatitis, and even life-threatening fungemia in newborns and immunocompromised individuals. Routine mycological media used in clinical practice do not contain sufficient lipid ingredients required for the growth of Malassezia species. A recently developed medium, FastFung agar, is promising for culturing fastidious fungal species. Read More

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Assessment of antifungal efficacy of itraconazole loaded aspasomal cream: comparative clinical study.

Drug Deliv 2022 Dec;29(1):1345-1357

Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Topical conveyance of antifungal agents like itraconazole ITZ has been giving good grounds for expecting felicitous antifungal medicines. The defiance of topical delivery of this poorly water soluble and high-molecular-weight drug, however, mightily entail an adequate vehiculation. ITZ aspasomes, newer antioxidant generation of liposomes, have been designed and enclosed in a cream to ameliorate skin deposition. Read More

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December 2022

Thiol-Disulfide Homeostasis in Skin Diseases.

J Clin Med 2022 Mar 9;11(6). Epub 2022 Mar 9.

Department of Dermatology, 'Carol Davila' University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 020021 Bucharest, Romania.

Oxidative stress represents the imbalance between oxidants and antioxidants and has been associated with a wide range of diseases. Thiols are the most important compounds in antioxidant defense. There is an equilibrium between thiols and their oxidized forms, disulfides, known as dynamic thiol-disulfide homeostasis (TDH). Read More

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Epidemiology of dermatomycoses in children in Northern Mato Grosso 2015-2020.

Mycoses 2022 May 31;65(5):560-566. Epub 2022 Mar 31.

Instituto de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Sinop, Brazil.

Objectives: Dermatomycoses, fungal diseases that affect the superficial layers of skin, hair or nails, are a public health concern due to their high prevalence. In Brazil, dermatomycoses are not notifiable diseases, so only fragmented epidemiological studies have been reported in the national literature. To evaluate the epidemiological profile of dermatomycoses in preschoolers and school children in Sinop, Mato Grosso (MT), Brazil. Read More

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Difficulties in diagnosing Malassezia furfur bloodstream infection and possibility of spontaneous resolution in a patient undergoing chemotherapy for neuroblastoma: A case report.

J Infect Chemother 2022 Jul 9;28(7):987-990. Epub 2022 Mar 9.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Nagoya University Hospital, Aichi, Japan; Department of Infectious Diseases, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Aichi, Japan.

Malassezia furfur is a lipophilic, yeast-like fungus that forms part of the normal human skin microflora and is associated with a wide range of infections, such as pityriasis versicolor, folliculitis, and systemic infections in immunocompromised patients. Although matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry has enabled rapid identification of Malassezia species, it is still a challenge to diagnose systemic infections because Malassezia fungemia can often be missed by automated blood culture systems. We report a case in which M. Read More

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Epidemiological Study of Skin Disorders in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Indian J Dermatol 2021 Sep-Oct;66(5):454-458

Department of Social Work, Hindusthan College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Background: The study pertaining to the prevalence of diseases plays a valuable tool in the planning and implementation of health care facilities. The prevalence of skin diseases in Andaman and Nicobar islands, which is rightly called "Little India" considering the heterogeneity of the people living here, will serve as an indispensable tool.

Methodology: The data from the outpatient records of the Dermatology Department of 2 consecutive years were collected retrospectively, the study duration being January 2017 to December 2018. Read More

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January 2022

Epidemiology of Pityriasis versicolor in Tunisia: Clinical features and characterization of Malassezia species.

J Mycol Med 2022 May 14;32(2):101246. Epub 2022 Jan 14.

Laboratory of Medical and Molecular Parasitology-Mycology (LR12ES08), Department of Clinical Biology B, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Monastir, Tunisia.

Malassezia (M.) genus includes commensal yeasts of increasing medical importance, as they result in many diseases, ranging from pityriasis versicolor (PV) to systemic infections. Previous studies reported geographical variations in distribution of Malassezia species in PV lesions. Read More

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Generalized tinea versicolor following initiation of ixekizumab therapy.

JAAD Case Rep 2021 Dec 21;18:54-56. Epub 2021 Oct 21.

Department of Dermatology, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia.

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December 2021

Immunophenotyping comparison of inflammatory cells between Malassezia folliculitis and pityriasis versicolor lesions.

Med Mycol 2021 Dec;60(1)

Department of Dermatology, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical University, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, 524001, China.

Immunophenotyping of inflammatory dermal infiltrates in Malassezia folliculitis (MF) and pityriasis versicolor (PV) lesions is less reported. Immunohistochemistry was performed on 21 MF lesions, 10 PV lesions, and 10 control skin. CD3+, CD4+, CD8+, CD20+, CD68+, and CD117+ cells were increased in MF compared with PV and normal skin (P < 0. Read More

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December 2021

Selenium sulfide disrupts the PLAGL2/C-MET/STAT3-induced resistance against mitochondrial apoptosis in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Clin Transl Med 2021 09;11(9):e536

School of Pharmacy, Health Science Center, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, P. R. China.

Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Overexpression of pleomorphic adenoma gene like-2 (PLAGL2) is associated with tumorigenesis. However, its function in HCC is unclear, and there are currently no anti-HCC drugs that target PLAGL2. Read More

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September 2021

Comparative analysis of Malassezia furfur mitogenomes and the development of a mitochondria-based typing approach.

FEMS Yeast Res 2021 10;21(7)

Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Athens 15701, Greece.

Malassezia furfur is a yeast species belonging to Malasseziomycetes, Ustilaginomycotina and Basidiomycota that is found on healthy warm-blooded animal skin, but also involved in various skin disorders like seborrheic dermatitis/dandruff and pityriasis versicolor. Moreover, Malassezia are associated with bloodstream infections, Crohn's disease and pancreatic carcinoma. Recent advances in Malassezia genomics and genetics have focused on the nuclear genome. Read More

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October 2021

Cutaneous microbial biofilm formation as an underlying cause of red scrotum syndrome.

Theodore W Perry

Eur J Med Res 2021 Aug 19;26(1):95. Epub 2021 Aug 19.

Fee-Basis Hospitalist, North Texas VA Medical Center, 4500 South Lancaster Road, TX, 75216, Dallas, USA.

Background: Red scrotum syndrome is typically described as well-demarcated erythema of the anterior scrotum accompanied by persistent itching and burning. It is chronic and difficult to treat and contributes to significant psychological distress and reduction in quality of life. The medical literature surrounding the condition is sparse, with the prevalence likely under-recognized and the pathophysiology remaining poorly understood. Read More

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Unveiling the structure of GPI-anchored protein of Malassezia globosa and its pathogenic role in pityriasis versicolor.

J Mol Model 2021 Aug 11;27(9):246. Epub 2021 Aug 11.

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

Glycosylphosphatidylinositols (GPI)-anchored proteins (GpiPs) are related to the cell wall biogenesis, adhesion, interactions, protease activity, mating, etc. These proteins have been identified in many organisms, including fungi such as Neurospora crassa, Candida albicans, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Fusarium graminearum. MGL-3153 gene of Malassezia globosa (M. Read More

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[Malassezia spp.: interactions with topically applied lipids-a review : Malassezia and topically applied lipids].

Hautarzt 2021 Oct 24;72(10):860-867. Epub 2021 Jul 24.

Symrise AG, Muehlenfeldstr. 1, 37603, Holzminden, Deutschland.

Lipophilic Malassezia yeasts are an important part of the human resident skin flora, especially in seborrheic areas. Besides mutualistic interactions with the host they are also linked to diseases although the specific causes are not yet comprehensively understood. The amount of available lipids on the skin correlates with the Malassezia density and also with the occurrence of certain diseases like tinea versicolor. Read More

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October 2021

The correct nomenclature of Zirelí sign in the propaedeutics of pityriasis versicolor (in memoriam).

An Bras Dermatol 2021 Sep-Oct;96(5):591-594. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Hospital Universitário Pedro Ernesto, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Electronic address:

Aiming at disclosing the semiotic method used in the diagnosis of pityriasis versicolor, the authors go through the history of the creation of Zirelí sign, describing the method, its usefulness and practicality in dermatological clinical practice, whether public or private, and to give credit to the author of this semiological maneuver, in memoriam. Read More

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September 2021

Dermoscopic diagnosis of notalgia paresthetica.

Agri 2021 Jan;33(1):50-51

Department of Pathology, Kırşehir Ahi Evran University Faculty of Medicine, Kırşehir, Turkey.

Dermoscopic examination is a very effective and practical method that significantly reduces the need for invasive diagnostic procedures in many skin diseases. Dermoscopic features of many cutaneous conditions have been well described, however, only one single case report has defined dermoscopic features of notalgia paresthetica so far. The clinical presentation of this entity can mimic many dermatological conditions including lichen simplex chronicus, cutaneous amyloidosis, and tinea versicolor. Read More

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January 2021

Dermoscopy of acquired pigmentary disorders: a comprehensive review.

Int J Dermatol 2022 Jan 7;61(1):7-19. Epub 2021 Jul 7.

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Dermoscopy has traditionally been used for the diagnosis of neoplasms and more recently in the evaluation of inflammatory conditions. Recent observational studies have suggested a role for dermoscopy in identifying and differentiating acquired pigmentary disorders. This comprehensive review will summarize the growing literature on the use of dermoscopy for pigmentary disorders. Read More

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January 2022

Pentas longiflora Oliv. (Rubiaceae), a plant used in the treatment of Pityriasis Versicolor in Rwanda: Chemical composition and standardization of leaves and roots.

Fitoterapia 2021 Sep 22;153:104974. Epub 2021 Jun 22.

Laboratory of Pharmacognosy, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Medicines, University of Liege, Avenue Hippocrate 15, B36, B4000 Liège, Belgium.

In Rwanda, the roots of Pentas longiflora Oliv. (Rubiaceae) have been used for a long time to treat Pityriasis versicolor. However, many people reported the use of leaves instead of roots. Read More

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September 2021

Refractory dermatitis contributed by pityriasis versicolor: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2021 Apr 23;15(1):212. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Division of Medical Oncology, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Lincoln Tower 1300, 1800 Cannon Dr, Columbus, Ohio, 43210, USA.

Background: Dermatologic toxicity is a very common immune-related adverse event (irAE) for patients with melanoma who are receiving immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy (ICI). Concurrent skin infection, such as in the case of pityriasis versicolor reported here, can mimic and/or exacerbate dermatologic toxicity from irAE.

Case Presentation: A 58-year-old Caucasian man with a history of pityriasis versicolor infection and metastatic melanoma received ICI therapy. Read More

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A cross-sectional study on dermatoses among underwater workers: a new clinical sign of peculiar distribution pattern of lesions in sea urchin prick reaction revealed.

Int J Dermatol 2021 Apr 30;60(4):503-508. Epub 2020 Dec 30.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, India.

Background: The pattern of dermatoses among underwater workers is undocumented and, hence, worth studying. The objective of the study was to document the pattern of dermatoses among underwater workers in a tropical seaside area.

Methods: A population-based cross-sectional study of 1 year from April 2015 among people regularly involved in underwater occupation, especially the collection of mollusks. Read More

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Levels of zinc and vitamin D3 in patients with pityriasis versicolor:A study in Southern Iran, Shiraz.

Dermatol Ther 2020 11 30;33(6):e14427. Epub 2020 Oct 30.

Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

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November 2020

A case of anti- pityriasis versicolor therapy that preserves healthy mycobiome.

BMC Dermatol 2020 09 29;20(1). Epub 2020 Sep 29.

Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA.

Background: The impact of Malassezia yeasts on skin mycobiome and health has received considerable attention recently. Pityriasis versicolor (PV), a common dermatosis caused by Malassezia genus worldwide, is a manifestation of dysbiosis. PV can be associated with hyper- and/or hypopigmented skin lesions. Read More

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September 2020

Approaches for Genetic Discoveries in the Skin Commensal and Pathogenic Yeasts.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2020 7;10:393. Epub 2020 Aug 7.

Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, United States.

includes yeasts belong to the subphylum Ustilaginomycotina within the Basidiomycota. yeasts are commonly found as commensals on human and animal skin. Nevertheless, species are also associated with several skin disorders, such as dandruff/seborrheic dermatitis, atopic eczema, pityriasis versicolor, and folliculitis. Read More

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Cutaneous disorders of adolescence among Nigerian secondary school students.

Pan Afr Med J 2020 27;36:36. Epub 2020 May 27.

Department of Paediatrics, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.

Introduction: A community-based, age-specific survey of skin disorders is usually necessary to characterize the true burden of skin disease among a given population and help to tailor health care personnel training and delivery towards the prevalent disorders in resource poor settings.

Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study among adolescents attending secondary schools in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. A thousand and three hundred students were recruited from public and private secondary schools through a multi-staged stratified random sampling method. Read More

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December 2020

Chalk-white fluorescence under Wood light in a case of terra firma-forme dermatosis.

E Ozturk Durmaz

Clin Exp Dermatol 2021 Jan 31;46(1):165-166. Epub 2020 Jul 31.

Department of Dermatology, Acıbadem University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey.

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January 2021

Efficacy of Itraconazole in the Prevention of Recurrence of Tinea Versicolor: A Three Year Follow Up.

Mymensingh Med J 2020 Apr;29(2):351-356

Professor Lt Col Md Abdul Wahab, Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh; E-mail:

Pityriasis versicolor (PV) also known as tinea versicolor, which is chronic and superficial fungal skin disease caused by Malassezia yeasts. A permanent cure may difficult to achieve and this may explain the long-term nature of the disease. Consequently, a preventive treatment regimen may help to prevent the recurrence of pityriasis versicolor. Read More

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-Associated Skin Diseases, the Use of Diagnostics and Treatment.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2020 20;10:112. Epub 2020 Mar 20.

St. Johns Institute of Dermatology, Kings College London, London, United Kingdom.

Yeasts of the genus, , formerly known as , are lipophilic yeasts, which are a part of the normal skin flora (microbiome). colonize the human skin after birth and must therefore, as commensals, be normally tolerated by the human immune system. The yeasts also have a pathogenic potential where they can, under appropriate conditions, invade the stratum corneum and interact with the host immune system, both directly but also through chemical mediators. Read More

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Successful treatment of Pityriasis Versicolor by photodynamic therapy mediated by methylene blue.

Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2020 Jul 6;36(4):308-312. Epub 2020 Apr 6.

Institute of Physical Chemistry Rocasolano, CSIC, Madrid, Spain.

Background: Although systemic therapies are recommended for severe or recalcitrant cases of pityriasis versicolor (PV), they are not free of important side effects and drug interactions. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) utilizes the action of singlet oxygen and free radicals produced by a light-activated photosensitizer to kill viruses, bacteria, or fungi. In this study, the effect of a PDT mediated by methylene blue (MB) in PV was evaluated. Read More

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Adapalene gel 0.1% vs ketoconazole cream 2% and their combination in treatment of pityriasis versicolor: A randomized clinical study.

Dermatol Ther 2020 05 30;33(3):e13319. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

Pityriasis versicolor (PV) is a chronic superficial fungal infection. Management using azole drugs leads to drug resistance. The present study aimed to compare the clinical outcome of 0. Read More

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Comparative study between topically applied irradiated human amniotic membrane in combination with tea tree oil versus topical tioconazole in pityraisis versicolor treatment.

Cell Tissue Bank 2020 Jun 12;21(2):313-320. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

Department of Radiation Microbiology, National Center for Radiation Research and Technology (NCRRT), Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA), P.O. Box 29, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt.

Pityriasis versicolor (PV) is a chronic skin disease caused by virulence activities of Malassezia, a genus of skin-associated yeasts. Traditionally, Tioconazole is used as a topical antifungal for curing PV. Previous investigations cited that human amniotic membrane (HAM), a placental tissue, has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities and is useful as a dressing for healing skin lesions. Read More

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