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What is the following patient's likely diagnosis?
A young woman is concerned about some patches on her back and chest that did not tan over the summer.



A. Seborrheic dermatitis
B. Tinea versicolor
C. Vitiligo
D. Pityriasis rosea
E. Erythema multiforme
Asked by Jacob, Last updated: Feb 15, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Tinea versicolor-tinea versicolor is a superficial yeast infection caused by pityrosporum ovale. superficial scaling patches occur primarily on the chest and trunk, but may involve the head and limbs. lesions can be a variety of colors and may be pruritic. these lesion do not tan. a koh preparation shows short hyphae mixed with spores (chopped spaghetti and meatballs.) tineas versicolor is treated with selenium sulfide shampoo, imidazole creams, or oral ketoconazole, but the recurrence rate is 15-50%.
 

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