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Tinea Versicolor

Tinea Versicolor Abstract To the Editor.— Through the years, up until six years ago, I have examined the skin of a few hundred college football players and many fewer basketball players as part of their preschool-year physicals at the University of Kentucky. Beyond doubt, other than acne, the most common affliction in these athletes was tinea versicolor, with perhaps a majority having the disease, and often an accompanying tinea cruris or tinea pedis and, rarely, toenail tinea as well.The number infected and the extent varied directly with the number of years of athletic participation, the incoming freshmen players being the least afflicted by the now culturable Malassezia furfur.1-3 However, it was noted that even those with but minimal involvement about the chest or shoulders often revealed a small, typical, fine scaling, pink to tan yellowish macule or two in the upper portion of the pubic hair as did virtually all of References 1. Roberts SOB: Pityrosporum orbiculare: Incidence and distribution on clinically normal skin . Br J Dermatol 81:264-269, 1969.Crossref 2. Roberts SOB: Pityriasis versicolor: A clinical and mycological investigation . Br J Dermatol 81:315-326, 1969.Crossref 3. Lii S: Cultivation and pathogenicity of Malassezia furfur, with special respect to mycological studies on etiological fungus of tinea (pityriasis) versicolor . Tokushima J Exp Med 16:127-151, 1969. 4. Keddie FM: A novel cellular reaction caused by tinea versicolor: Extracellular glycogen deposits . J Invest Dermatol 53:363-372, 1969.Crossref 5. Allen HB, Charles CR, Johnson BL: Hyperpigmented tinea versicolor . Arch Dermatol 112:1110-1112, 1976.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1977 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1977.01640040127025
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— Through the years, up until six years ago, I have examined the skin of a few hundred college football players and many fewer basketball players as part of their preschool-year physicals at the University of Kentucky. Beyond doubt, other than acne, the most common affliction in these athletes was tinea versicolor, with perhaps a majority having the disease, and often an accompanying tinea cruris or tinea pedis and, rarely, toenail tinea as well.The number infected and the extent varied directly with the number of years of athletic participation, the incoming freshmen players being the least afflicted by the now culturable Malassezia furfur.1-3 However, it was noted that even those with but minimal involvement about the chest or shoulders often revealed a small, typical, fine scaling, pink to tan yellowish macule or two in the upper portion of the pubic hair as did virtually all of References 1. Roberts SOB: Pityrosporum orbiculare: Incidence and distribution on clinically normal skin . Br J Dermatol 81:264-269, 1969.Crossref 2. Roberts SOB: Pityriasis versicolor: A clinical and mycological investigation . Br J Dermatol 81:315-326, 1969.Crossref 3. Lii S: Cultivation and pathogenicity of Malassezia furfur, with special respect to mycological studies on etiological fungus of tinea (pityriasis) versicolor . Tokushima J Exp Med 16:127-151, 1969. 4. Keddie FM: A novel cellular reaction caused by tinea versicolor: Extracellular glycogen deposits . J Invest Dermatol 53:363-372, 1969.Crossref 5. Allen HB, Charles CR, Johnson BL: Hyperpigmented tinea versicolor . Arch Dermatol 112:1110-1112, 1976.Crossref

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1977

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