TITLE

Pityriasis versicolor versus vitiligo

AUTHOR(S)
Watkins, Jean
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
GP: General Practitioner;9/14/2007, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
26987955

 

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