Pityriasis versicolor versus vitiligo

Watkins, Jean
September 2007
GP: General Practitioner;9/14/2007, p30
The article discusses the symptoms and management of skin disorders pityriasis versicolor and vitiligo. Pityriasis versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin by Malassezia furfur. Abnormal pigmentation of well-defined, white to red-brown papules and round or oval macules on the skin. To treat it, topical imidazole or terbinafine creams may be helpful. Vitiligo is depigmentation of the epidermis due to loss of melanin, which can be treated by sunscreen.


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