What are the risk factors for pediatric tinea versicolor?

Updated: Jan 27, 2020
  • Author: Lyubomir A Dourmishev, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Studies also show that tinea versicolor occurs with malnutrition and various diseases, including Cushing syndrome. Pregnancy and oral contraceptives may influence susceptibility, but firm data are lacking. Patients with AIDS may present with severe seborrhea but do not have a higher incidence of tinea versicolor. Systemic infections are attributed to Pityrosporum in extremely rare cases.


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