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Pityrosporum follicultis presenting as targetoid lesions in polyc | 7506
Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9554

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Pityrosporum follicultis presenting as targetoid lesions in polycythemia vera: A case report in a 52 year old Filipino male


8th Clinical Dermatology Congress

August 24-25, 2016 Sao Paulo, Brazil

Troy Michael P Dizon, Ma Luisa Concepcion and Johannes Dayrit

De La Salle University Medical Centre, Philippines

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Exp Dermatol Res

Abstract :

Yeasts of the genus Malassezia, also known as Pityrosporum are opportunistic, basidiomycetous lipophilic yeasts that are constituents of the normal human skin flora responsible for a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations. Pityrosporum folliculitis is a typically a benign disorder that results from an overgrowth of Pityrosporum yeasts that usually presents as dome-shaped papules and superficial pustules on the upper back, shoulders and chest. However, rare overt cutaneous manifestations may be observed in severely immunocompromised individuals. We report a rare case of a 52 year old male Filipino patient with polycythemia vera presenting as targetoid lesions. Histopathologic examination and special staining showed Pityrosporum folliculitis with subsequent successful treatment with Fluconazole.

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