Pityriasis versicolor is presented with hyperpigmented/ hypopigmented dry scaly lesion which present on the abdomen, arms and torso.
Pityriasis versicolor is caused by Malassezia furfur. Microscopic examination of scaly skin scraping with potassium hydroxide preparation may reveal the present of yeast and hyphae in a “spaghetti and meatballs” characteristic.
Pityriasis versicolor is common in tropical region, in patient with AIDS or patient with renal transplant. Pityriasis versicolor may be worsen and lead to systemic infection if the patient also suffers from seborrheic dermatitis ( AIDS patient) or patient currently on intralipid therapy.
Pityriasis versicolor is transmitted via direct contact.The prevention technique may include applying good hygiene and topical treatment with miconazole or selenium sulfide.
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