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Causes of Pityriasis Versicolor

Causes of Pityriasis Versicolor

Pityriasis versicolor is caused by the fungus Pityrosporum ovale, which is a type of yeast that is normally present on the skin. The yeast can grow more rapidly in the hair follicles in response to certain triggers, such as excessive sun, hot and humid weather, oily skin, and hormonal changes. Immunosuppressed individuals are at a higher risk for pityriasis versicolor.

Pityriasis Versicolor: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Pityriasis Versicolor, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Pityriasis Versicolor:

Pityriasis Versicolor: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Pityriasis Versicolor: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Related information on causes of Pityriasis Versicolor:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Pityriasis Versicolor may be found in:


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