tinea versicolor

tinea versicolor
A fungal infection caused by the yeast, Malassezia furfur, that forms brownish-red scales on the skin of the trunk, neck, face, and arms.

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  • tinea versicolor — tinea ver·si·col·or vər si .kəl ər n a chronic noninflammatory infection of the skin esp. of the trunk that is caused by a lipophilic fungus (Pityrosporum orbiculare syn. Melassezia furfur) and is marked by the formation of irregular macular… …   Medical dictionary

  • tinea versicolor —    A chronic skin fungus, often without symptoms...except the light skin splotches of infected surfaces that don t tan. It seems easily transmitted from one part of the body to another or one person to another. It is also called Pityriasis… …   Herbal-medical glossary

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  • Versicolor — may refer to:* Brugmansia versicolor , a near threatened species * Calotes versicolor , an agamid lizard * Eleutherodactylus versicolor , a species of frog found in Ecuador and Peru * Ipomoea versicolor , an ornamental plant * Iris versicolor , a …   Wikipedia

  • versicolor — Variegated; marked by a variety of color. [L. particolored, fr. verso, to turn, twist, + color, color] * * * versicolor see PITYRIASIS VERSICOLOR, TINEA VERSICOLOR * * * ver·si·co·lor (vur″si kulґər) [L. vertere to turn + color] 1.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Tinea — Ti̱nea [aus lat. tinea = nagender Wurm, Holzwurm] w; , ...eae: seltene Bezeichnung für: Pilzerkrankung der Haut; Hautflechte. Ti̱nea asbesti̱na: “Asbestflechte“, Hautflechte mit asbestähnlich aufsplitternden Schuppen an der Kopfhaut. Ti̱nea… …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • tinea — A fungus infection (dermatophytosis) of the keratin component of hair, skin, or nails. Genera of fungi causing such infection are Microsporum, Trichophyton, and …   Medical dictionary

  • tinea flava — t. versicolor …   Medical dictionary

  • Pityriasis versicolor — Tinea versicolor Classification et ressources externes CIM 10 B36.0 …   Wikipédia en Français

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