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OLIVEIRA, Josenildo Rodrigues de; MAZOCCO, Viviane Tom and STEINER, Denise. Pityriasis Versicolor. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2002, vol.77, n.5, pp. 611-618. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962002000500012.
Pityriasis versicolor is a superficial fungal infection characterized by changes in skin pigment due to colonization of the stratum corneum by a dimorphic lipophilic fungus of the normal flora of the skin, known as Malassezia furfur. This disease is most prevalent in the tropics, but is also common in temperate climates. Treatment is available and cure rates are high, although recurrence is common.
Keywords : Fungi; Malassezia; pityriasis.