What is the global prevalence of pediatric tinea versicolor?

Updated: Jan 27, 2020
  • Author: Lyubomir A Dourmishev, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Tinea versicolor occurs worldwide, with an incidence rate of 50% in the humid, hot environment of Western Samoa and 1.1% in the colder environment of Sweden. In temperate zones, the onset occurs during the warmer months of the year, and the lesions generally fade in the cooler and drier months. In tropical countries, where heat and high humidity are more continuous, people develop more extensive and persistent disease.


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