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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: Relief of external thrush symptoms.

Indication: Dermatophytes or yeasts, mycoses & other fungi eg, Tinea capitis, corporis, manuum, barbae, cruris, pedis....

Indication: Topical treatment of dermatophyte skin infections. Topical treatment & prophylaxis of scalp infections.

Indication: Topical treatment of dermatophyte skin infections eg, tinea corporis, cruris, manus & pedis due to Trichop...

Indication: Cap: Vulvovag & oral candidosis; dermatomycosis, plantar tinea pedis & palmar tinea manus, pityriasis ...

Indication: Tinea pedis, cruris, corporis & versicolor; cutaneous candidiasis.

Indication: Acute or recurrent genital & vag candidiasis, candidal balanitis, dermatomycosis including tinea pedis, ti...

Axcel Ecozalon
econazole nitrate + triamcinolone acetonide

Indication: Eczema, inflammatory dermatoses w/ mycotic &/or bacterial infection caused by dermatophytes, yeast & m...

Indication: Cryptococcosis ie, cryptococcal meningitis & infections of other sites (eg, pulmonary, cutaneous). Mainten...

Indication: Fungal skin infections including candidiasis, tinea & pityriasis versicolor.

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