Tinea versicolor

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Basic facts and color pictures of tinea versicolor which was known as pityriasis versicolor.

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Tinea versicolor

  1. 1. Tinea Versicolor
  2. 2. 10 Facts about Tinea Versicolor Dr Miriam KinaiDarkSkinDermatology.c om
  3. 3. 1. Tinea Versicolor wasformerly known asPityriasis versicolor.2. Tinea versicolor is afungal skin infection.
  4. 4. 3. Tinea versicolorcommonly affectsyoung adults.4. Tinea versicolor iscaused by the fungiMalassezia furfurwhich was formerlyknown as Pityrosporumorbiculare.
  5. 5. 5. Tinea versiclor Form1 is the most commontype.6. Tinea versiclor Form1 affects sebum richareas such as the backand chest as well asthe neck and the upperparts of the limbs.
  6. 6. 7. Tinea versiclor Form2 is the inverse form ofTinea versicolor thataffects the flexures.8. Tinea versiclor Form2 commonly affectsthose who areimmunosuppressed.
  7. 7. 9. Tinea versiclor Form3 is also known asPityrosporumfolliculitis.10. Tinea versiclorForm 3 affects the hairfollicles on theback, chest and limbs.
  8. 8. Adapted from TineaVersicolor by Dr MiriamKinai which teachesabout this commonskin disease.DarkSkinDermatology.com
  9. 9. Dark Skin Dermatology Color Atlas by Dr Miriam KinaiDarkSkinDermatology.c om

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