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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
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.