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Tinea versicolor

Tinea versicolor: Introduction

Tinea versicolor: A condition which is characterized by a chronic noninflammatory multiple macular patches. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Tinea versicolor is available below.

Symptoms of Tinea versicolor

  • Discolored scaly patch of skin - may range from white to dark brown
  • Increased or decreased skin pigmentation in affected area
  • Itchy skin lesion
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Tinea versicolor

  • Topical antifungal therapy
  • Anti dandruff shampoos - used as a wash for 1-2 weeks
  • Selenium sulphide lotion
  • Oral antifungal treatment - rarely warranted and if used should be in short courses.
  • more treatments...»

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Definitions of Tinea 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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