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Pityriasis Versicolor

Pityriasis Versicolor: Introduction

Pityriasis Versicolor: Fungal skin infection. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pityriasis Versicolor is available below.

Symptoms of Pityriasis Versicolor

  • Oval skin patches
  • Blotchy skin patches
  • Areas of reduced skin color
  • Itching skin areas - not all cases are itchy
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Pityriasis Versicolor

  • Topical antifungals
  • Selenium sulphide
  • Anti-dandruff lotions - many contain selenium sulphide
  • Oral antifungals
  • more treatments...»

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Pityriasis Versicolor: Complications

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Causes of Pityriasis Versicolor

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Prognosis for Pityriasis Versicolor

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

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Definitions of 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) - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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