Cite this page: Fungi - Tinea versicolor. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/skinnontumorfungitineaversicolor.html. Accessed December 9th, 2016.
Definition / General
- Infection by Malassezia furfur, often of upper trunk (Can Fam Physician 2008;54:1557)
- 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