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Slovenska pediatrija 2016; 23: 227-232


Case report

PITYRIASIS VERSICOLOR IN AN 8 – YEAR-OLD BOY – CASE REPORT

O. Točkova
Dermatovenerološka klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

M. Krstič
Zdravstveni dom Škofja Loka, Škofja Loka, Slovenija

M. Starbek Zorko
Dermatovenerološka klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Slovenija

Abstract

Pityriasis versicolor is a common, benign, chronic, superficial fungal infection of the skin caused by the hyphal (filamentous) form of Malassezia spp. The occurrence of PV before puberty or after the age of 65 years is uncommon. The involved skin regions are usually the trunk, the back and the proximal extremities. Isolated facial involvement is rare. The diagnosis, based on clinical presentation, should be confirmed by potassium hydroxide (KOH) examination. We present a case of an 8-year-old, previously healthy boy, with rare presentation of PV infection.

Key words: Key words: pityriasis versicolor, children, diagnostics, treatment.


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