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Folliculocentric tinea versicolor

  • Author(s): Hudson, Andrew
  • Carroll, Bryan
  • Kim, Soo Jung
  • et al.
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Abstract

Tinea versicolor (TV) is typically an asymptomaticfungal infection of the stratum corneum owingto Malassezia overgrowth. It presents as hypoorhyperpigmented macules with fine scale thatcoalesce into patches on the trunk, neck, and/or arms.Presented in this report is a 34-year-old man with aninteresting case of folliculocentric tinea versicolormanifesting as perifollicular hypopigmented maculeson the lower back.

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