Malassezia Folliculitis in China

Mycopathologia. 2008 Jun;165(6):411-2. doi: 10.1007/s11046-008-9113-4. Epub 2008 Apr 2.

Abstract

Superficial Malassezia folliculitis was diagnosed in 1-1.5% of all dermatology patients seen in a Dermatology Out-Patient clinic in Urumqi City, Xinjiang province, west China. It was most prevalent in healthy, middle-aged males in the warm seasons. This disease, first reported in 1969, is usually diagnosed as a systemic disease of immuno-compromised patients. Our findings indicate it is a relatively common superficial skin disease that can be managed with ketoconazole or itraconazole.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • China / epidemiology
  • Dermatomycoses / drug therapy
  • Dermatomycoses / epidemiology*
  • Folliculitis / drug therapy
  • Folliculitis / epidemiology*
  • Folliculitis / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Immunocompromised Host
  • Itraconazole / therapeutic use*
  • Ketoconazole / administration & dosage
  • Ketoconazole / therapeutic use*
  • Malassezia / isolation & purification*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged

Substances

  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole