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Common Fungal Diseases of Skin

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True about Pityriasis Versicolor is? (AIIMS May 2013)



A Yellow / golden fluorescence under wood's lamp.

B KOH smear show characteristic "Sphaghetti & Meatball" appearance.

C Mostly involve shoulder and trunk in children.

D All of the above

Ans. D
All of the above

Pityriasis Versicolor / Tinea Versicolor

1). MC type of superficial mycoses c/by Malassezia furfur (Pityrosporum orbiculare).

2). Groups of macules which are hyperpigmented in whites / hypopigmented in dark skinned races, are seen over trunk light brown macules with furfuraceous scaling.

3). Yellow / golden fluorescence under wood's lamp.

4). KOH smear show characteristic "Sphaghetti & Meatball" appearance.

5). Mostly involve shoulder and trunk in children.

6). Common in adult

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