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Tinea versicolor is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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  • Malassezia furfur (Pityrosporum ovale)
  • Malassezia globosa 
  • Malassezia symphodialis 
  • Malassezia silffiae 
  • Growth of these yeast in cultures requires special media.
    • Sabouraud dextrose agar overlaid with olive oil required with incubation at 30°C.
    • Colonies often difficult to distinguish in oil layer.

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Last updated: July 3, 2016


Hoffmann, Christopher J. "Tinea Versicolor." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2016. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540553/all/Tinea_versicolor.
Hoffmann CJ. Tinea versicolor. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540553/all/Tinea_versicolor. Accessed April 22, 2019.
Hoffmann, C. J. (2016). Tinea versicolor. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540553/all/Tinea_versicolor
Hoffmann CJ. Tinea Versicolor [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. [cited 2019 April 22]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540553/all/Tinea_versicolor.
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