Pityriasis versicolor: clinical-epidemiological characterization of patients in the urban area of Buerarema-BA, Brazil*

@inproceedings{Santana2013PityriasisVC,
  title={Pityriasis versicolor: clinical-epidemiological
characterization of patients in the urban area of Buerarema-BA, Brazil*},
  author={Juliano Oliveira Santana and Fernanda Luiza Andrade de Azevedo and Pedro Costa Campos},
  booktitle={Anais brasileiros de dermatologia},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Pityriasis versicolor (PV) is a cutaneous pigmentation disorder caused by a lipophilic yeast of the genus Malassezia sp. It is a superficial mycosis characterized by well-defined, slightly scaly skin lesions of variable color. In Brazil, the number of reported cases is small, and there are few epidemiological studies. OBJECTIVES to assess incidence, characteristics of the lesions, effectiveness of the Zileri's Sign procedure, and the epidemiological profile of PV in the urban area… CONTINUE READING

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