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Pigmentary changes of tinea versicolor in dark-skinned patients.
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PMID:  11454084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Tinea versicolor causes scaly macular lesions which vary in color from white to brown. In patients with dark skin, tinea versicolor is thought to have a tendency to be hypopigmented. This view has not been formally documented. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine the pigmentary changes of lesions of tinea versicolor in patients with skin types IV and V. METHODS: One hundred cases of tinea versicolor in persons with skin types IV and V were studied. The pigmentary changes and their correlation with the age and sex of the patients and the duration, recurrence, site, and symptomatology of the lesions were determined. RESULTS: There was no correlation between the pigmentary variations of tinea versicolor and the type of skin, sex, and age of our patients or the duration, recurrence, site, and symptomatology of the lesions. CONCLUSIONS: In dark-skinned individuals, tinea versicolor does not tend to be significantly hypopigmented.
S H Aljabre; A A Alzayir; M Abdulghani; O O Osman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0011-9059     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-16     Completed Date:  2001-08-09     Revised Date:  2006-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, King Fahd Hospital of the University, King Faisal University, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Hyperpigmentation / etiology,  pathology
Hypopigmentation / etiology,  pathology
Middle Aged
Pigmentation Disorders / etiology,  pathology*
Saudi Arabia / epidemiology
Skin / pathology
Skin Pigmentation
Tinea Versicolor / complications,  epidemiology,  pathology*

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