Malassezia furfur in infantile seborrheic dermatitis.

  title={Malassezia furfur in infantile seborrheic dermatitis.},
  author={A Tollesson and A Frithz and Kajsa Stenlund},
  journal={Pediatric dermatology},
  volume={14 6},
Malassezia furfur is important in the pathogenesis of a number of dermatologic diseases including seborrheic dermatitis in adults. It has also recently been suggested that M. furfur might be the etiologic agent in infantile seborrheic dermatitis (ISD). We studied the presence of M. furfur in 21 children with the clinical diagnosis of infantile seborrheic dermatitis. Laboratory analyses showed aberrant patterns of essential fatty acids (EFA) in serum characterized by elevated levels of 18:1w9… CONTINUE READING
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