Malassezia (Pityrosporum) Folliculitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 23, 2018
  • Author: Sarah Sweeney Pinney, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

What is the pathophysiology of Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

What causes Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

What are the risk factors for Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

What is the prevalence of Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis cases in the US?

What is the global prevalence of Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

What are the racial predilections of Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

How does the prevalence of Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis vary between sexes?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

What is the prognosis of Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

DDX

What are diagnostic considerations in Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Malassezia (Pityrosporum) Folliculitis?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

Which specialists should be consulted in the treatment of Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

How is Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis prevented?

What is included in long-term monitoring for patients with Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for Malassezia (Pityrosporum) folliculitis?

Which medications in the drug class Topical Skin Products are used in the treatment of Malassezia (Pityrosporum) Folliculitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungals are used in the treatment of Malassezia (Pityrosporum) Folliculitis?