Skin inflammatory (nontumor)
Infectious disorders
Fungi - Tinea versicolor

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 October 2018, last major update July 2011

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Definition / general
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
Microscopic (histologic) images

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