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What is Pityriasis Versicolor?

What is Pityriasis Versicolor?

  • Pityriasis Versicolor: Fungal skin infection.
  • Pityriasis Versicolor: A common chronic, noninflammatory and usually symptomless disorder, characterized by the occurrence of multiple macular patches of all sizes and shapes, and varying in pigmentation from fawn-colored to brown. It is seen most frequently in hot, humid, tropical regions, and is caused by Pityrosporon orbiculare. (Dorland, 27th ed)
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Pityriasis Versicolor: Introduction

Types of Pityriasis Versicolor:

Broader types of Pityriasis Versicolor:

How serious is Pityriasis Versicolor?

Prognosis of Pityriasis Versicolor: Mostly a cosmetic annoyance; skin color may take months to resolve even after treatment.
Complications of Pityriasis Versicolor: see complications of Pityriasis Versicolor

What causes Pityriasis Versicolor?

Causes of Pityriasis Versicolor: see causes of Pityriasis Versicolor

What are the symptoms of Pityriasis Versicolor?

Symptoms of Pityriasis Versicolor: see symptoms of Pityriasis Versicolor

Complications of Pityriasis Versicolor: see complications of Pityriasis Versicolor

Can anyone else get Pityriasis Versicolor?

More information: see contagiousness of Pityriasis Versicolor
Inheritance: see inheritance of Pityriasis Versicolor

Pityriasis Versicolor: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Pityriasis Versicolor.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Pityriasis Versicolor.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Pityriasis Versicolor: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Pityriasis Versicolor.
Treatments for Pityriasis Versicolor: see treatments for Pityriasis Versicolor
Research for Pityriasis Versicolor: see research for Pityriasis Versicolor

Name and Aliases of Pityriasis Versicolor

Main name of condition: Pityriasis Versicolor

Class of Condition for Pityriasis Versicolor: parasite fungal

Other names or spellings for Pityriasis Versicolor:

Pityrosporum orbiculare, Pityrosporum ovale, Tinea versicolor, Malassezia furfur Source - Diseases Database

Pityriasis Versicolor: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Pityriasis Versicolor:

 

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