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PITYRIASIS (TINEA) VERSICOLOR
Pityriasis (Tinea) versicolor is a fungal infection caused by Malassezia furfur. It is benign, superficial, and localized to the stratum corneum.
It may present as chronic or recurrent infection and may occur in healthy individuals.
It is more common in summer than winter months.
It presents with multiple well-demarcated macules or patches and finely scaled plaques with hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation, hence the term "versicolor".
Lesions are usually found on the upper trunk, chest, back and shoulders, and may extend toward the neck, face and arms.

Pityriasis (Tinea) Versicolor Drug Information

Drug Information

Indication: Management of superficial candidiasis & fungal skin infections eg, mucocutaneous candidiasis, dermatophyto...

Indication: Cryptococcosis. Systemic, mucosal & vag candidiasis. Prevention of fungal infection in patients w/ maligna...

Indication: Topical treatment of tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea versicolor, erythrasma candidiasis due t...

Indication: Ear drops: Otomycosis. Prophylaxis for swimmers. Lotion: Tinea capitis, tinea barbae, tinea unguium, tinea cor...

Indication: Dermatomycoses, Candida vulvitis & Candida balanitis, pityriasis versicolor, erythrasma.

Indication: Topical fungal infection caused by dermatophytes, yeast, moulds & other fungi including Tinea infections, ...

Indication: Fungal skin infections due to dermatophytes & other dermal infections eg, Tinea pedis, cruris & corpor...

Indication: Topical fungal infection caused by dermatophytes, yeast infection, pityriasis versicolour & cutaneous cand...

Indication: Tinea pedia, tinea cruris & tinea corporis, cutaneous candidiasis & tinea versicolor.

Indication: Topical treatment of tinea corporis, tinea cruris, tinea pedis, pityriasis versicolor & cutaneous candidiasis.

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