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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.
Drug Information
Dezor Plus
ketoconazole + zinc pyrithione

Indication: Topical treatment of seborrheic scalp dermatitis & dandruff.

Indication: Tinea corporis, cruris & pedis. Pityriasis, versicolor. Cutaneous candidiasis. Seborrheic dermatitis.

Indication: Cryptococcal meningitis & infections at other sites (eg, pulmonary, cutaneous). Maintenance therapy to pre...

Elan-Forte
chlorhexidine hydrochloride + tolnaftate

Indication: Tinea pedis, tinea corporis, tinea cruris, tinea capitis, tinea versicolor.

Indication: Cyptococcosis including cryptococcal meningitis & infections of other site (eg, pulmonary, cutaneous infec...

Indication: Cryptococcal meningitis & infections at other sites (eg, pulmonary, cutaneous). Maintenance therapy in pre...

Indication: Treatment & prevention of cryptococcal meningitis & other cryptococcal infections; treatment of vag, o...

Indication: Fungal skin infections caused by dermatophytes; yeast skin infections, especially caused by genus Candida; pit...

Indication: Vulvovag candidosis, pityriasis versicolor, dermatomycosis, oral candidosis, onychomycosis caused by dermatoph...

Indication: Topical treatment of superficial mycoses eg, dermatophytoses, tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea...

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