Pityriasis versicolor


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(Med.) [NL.] (Med.), a parasitic disease of the skin, characterized by the development of reddish or brownish patches.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Pityriasis versicolor (PV) is a superficial fungal infection of skin, caused by genus Malassezia.1 M.
The diseases which we came across and included in our study are Vitiligo, Pityriasis versicolor, Pityriasis alba, Nevus anemicus, Nevus depigmentosus, Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, Atopic dermatitis, Tinea incognito and Seborrhoeic dermatitis.
The most common viral infection was verruca, the most common bacterial infection was impetigo, the most common superficial fungal infection was pityriasis versicolor, and the most common parasitic infection was pediculosis capitis.
At the early stages of the disease, wart-like lesions are seen in the hands, feet, and face, lesions resembling pityriasis versicolor in proximal sites of the trunk, neck, and extremities or hyperpigmented macular lesions at the skin level.
Antifungal treatment was used for few weeks topically with no improvement as it was thought to be pityriasis versicolor. Then the lesion began to expand, and new lesions appeared around mouth, cheeks, and right ankle area.
The purpose of the study was to find out the presence of Pz in the isolates of Malassezia species from three dermatologic conditions, i.e., AD, SD, and pityriasis versicolor (PV); and comparative analysis with isolates from healthy host.
El Nino has been associated with increases in the occurrence of actinic keratosis, tinea, pityriasis versicolor, miliaria, folliculitis, rosacea, dermatitis caused by Paederus irritans and Paederus sabaeus, and certain vector-borne and waterborne diseases (such as dengue fever, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, Barmah Forest virus, and leptospirosis), and with decreases in the occurrence of dermatitis, scabies, psoriasis, and papular urticaria.
The fungal infections of the face skin mainly include Tinea Faciei and Pityriasis Versicolor. These superficial cutaneous fungal infections are the most prevalent fungal diseases and are mostly observed in adults.
Objective: To make a comparison between terbinafine 1% cream and ketoconazole 2% cream in the treatment of pityriasis versicolor.
The symptoms on his face had been misdiagnosed as a skin infection called erysipelas, while his shoulder was treated as a rash called pityriasis versicolor.
SD in the central face can appear similar to pityriasis versicolor, allergic contact dermatitis, and irritant dermatitis (pityriasis alba), but these conditions are not associated with diffuse dandruff.