dr Tanvi Pal
Pediatric Dermatologist
Centre for Child Health, BLK Super Speciality Hospital
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It is a common superficial cutaneous fungal infection characterized by pityriasiform desquamation and hypopigmented or hyperpigmented macules, located on the chest and back, caused by Malassezia furfur.It happens more in hot & humid weather or patients on long term steroids & Immunosuppressed patients. The diagnosisis by appearance of ‘Spaghetti Meat Ball’ like pictureon 30% KOH under microscopy. It can be treated with oral fluconazole and application of topical antifungals.

Posted On: 01/05/2019

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