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What is Tinea versicolor?

What is Tinea versicolor?

  • Tinea versicolor: A condition which is characterized by a chronic noninflammatory multiple macular patches.
  • 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)
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Tinea versicolor: Introduction

Types of Tinea versicolor:

Broader types of Tinea versicolor:

How serious is Tinea versicolor?

Complications of Tinea versicolor: see complications of Tinea versicolor

What causes Tinea versicolor?

Causes of Tinea versicolor: see causes of Tinea versicolor

What are the symptoms of Tinea versicolor?

Symptoms of Tinea versicolor: see symptoms of Tinea versicolor

Complications of Tinea versicolor: see complications of Tinea versicolor

Tinea versicolor: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tinea versicolor.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tinea versicolor: Family Practice Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tinea versicolor.
Treatments for Tinea versicolor: see treatments for Tinea versicolor
Research for Tinea versicolor: see research for Tinea versicolor

Name and Aliases of Tinea versicolor

Main name of condition: Tinea versicolor

Other names or spellings for Tinea versicolor:

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

Tinea versicolor: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Tinea versicolor:

  • Pityriasis versicolor
  • Chromophytosis
  • Dermatomycosis furfuracea
  • Tinea flava
  • Aeromia parasitica
  • Kleinenflechte
  • Hodi-Potsy
  • Cutaneous fungal infection
  • Hypopigmented macules
  • Hyperpigmented macules
  • Malassezia furfur

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