Tinea Versicolor

Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor (also known as Dermatomycosis furfuracea,[1] Pityriasis versicolor,[1] and Tinea flava)[1] is a condition characterized by a rash on the trunk and proximal extremities.

Recent research has shown that the majority of Tinea versicolor is caused by the Malassezia globosa fungus, although Malassezia furfur is responsible for a small number of cases.[2][3] These yeasts are normally found on the human skin and only become troublesome under certain circumstances, such as a warm and humid environment, although the exact conditions that cause initiation of the disease process are poorly understood.




Related Links:

http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z/tinea-versicolor






Locations

Virginia Beach Location

4164 Va. Beach Blvd. Suite 101
Virginia Beach, Va. 23452


phone number

(757) 490-6635



time

Monday - Friday 8:30-5pm
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Hampton Location

2240 Coliseum Drive Suite D
Hampton, Va. 23666


phone number

(757) 827-3046


time

Monday - Friday 9-5pm
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