Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Microscopic (histologic) description | Microscopic (histologic) images
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Definition / general
- Infection by Malassezia furfur, often of upper trunk (Can Fam Physician 2008;54:1557)
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Variably pigmented macules of all sizes, with orthokeratotic hyperkeratosis, yeast spores and pseudohyphae within stratum corneum
- Short hyphae and spores (spaghetti and meatballs) with GMS or PAS stains
- Note: presence of fungi does not rule out coexisting inflammatory and neoplastic disorders