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Common Fungal Diseases of Skin

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the substance responsible for the hypopigmentation and damaged melanocytes observed in patients with tinea versicolor is thought to be – (AIIMS Nov 2012)



A Acetic acid
B Azelaic acid

C Mycolic acid
D Chloracetamine

Ans. B
Azelaic acid

There have been several mechanisms postulated for the alterations in pigmentation, including the production of dicarboxylic acids produced by Malassezia species (e.g. azaleic acid) which cause competitive inhibition of tyrosinase

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