Tinea versicolor

@article{Sunenshine1998TineaV,
  title={Tinea versicolor},
  author={Peter J. Sunenshine and Robert A. Schwartz and Camila K. Janniger},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
  year={1998},
  volume={37}
}
Tinea versicolor is one of the most common disorders of pigmentation in the USA and the world. It is a cutaneous, superficial fungal infection characterized by skin pigmentary changes due to colonization of the stratum corneum by a dimorphic lipophilic fungus in the normal flora of the skin known as Malassezia furfur.1,2 The yeast phase of this organism has two morphologically discrete forms: an ovoid form, Pityrosporum ovale, and a spherical form, Pityrosporum orbiculare. Tinea versicolor is… 
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