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European Journal of Dermatology


Centrifugal hypomelanosis: a new clinical phenotype of Malassezia infection Volume 27, issue 1, January-February 2017


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1 Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Nice,
2 Department of Parasitology, University Hospital of Nice,
3 Department of Pathology, University hospital of Nice,
4 INSERM U1065, Team 12, C3M, Nice, France

Malassezia yeasts are lipophilic yeasts responsible for pityriasis versicolor (PV). Hypopigmented forms of PV are common. The clinical presentation is highly suggestive of the diagnosis, with multiple small-sized hypopigmented macules or patches confluent in places, giving rise to lesions of larger size and polycyclic borders. Mild erythema and fine desquamation may be present and a yellow-green fluorescence is sometimes visible under Wood's lamp examination. The lesions are localised mainly on the [...]