Skin nontumor

Infectious disorders

Fungi-Tinea versicolor

Topic Completed: 1 July 2011

Minor changes: 16 November 2020

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PubMed Search: Fungi - Tinea versicolor

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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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
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