Disease Information for Tinea versicolor

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Adolescent
Depigmented patches, skin
Hypopigmentation
Hypopigmented macules/skin
Papulosquamous Lesion
Papulosquamous rash
Rash
Rash, chronic/Dermatitis
Scaly round patch skin lesion
Skin Flakes off on fingernail test/Sign
Thorax skin lesions
Truncal distribution/rash
White skin discoloration
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Child
Population/Pediatrics population
Young Adult
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Event/Summertime manifestations
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adolescent
Population/Adult/all
Population/Child
Population/Children/all
Population/Young adult
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/KOH preparation/fungal/hyphae/Skin scrapings
Microlab/Malassezia furfur isolation
Microlab/Pityrosporin orbiculare isolate
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
TEST/Woods-lamp positive/skin areas
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Pityriasis rosea
Seborrhea/Seborrhea dermatitis
Syphilis
Syphilis, secondary
Tinea corporis
Tinea cruris
Vitiligo
Pityriasis alba
Associated Disease & Complications
Cutaneous Infection
Hyperpigmentation
Skin infections
Tinea versicolor
Vitiligo
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Contact/cutaneous/portal of entry pathophysiology
AGENT/Fungus (category)
Class
CLASS/Pediatric disorders (ex)
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
Process
PROCESS/Infection/agent specific (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Clotrimazole (Mycelex)
RX/Itraconazole (Sporonox)
RX/Ketoconazole (Nizoral)
Definition

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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