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Scientific name: Cryptococcus
Higher classification: Tremellaceae
The major species of Cryptococcus that causes illness in human is Cryptococcus neoformans
Pityrosporum folliculitis, also known as Malassezia folliculitis, is a condition that causesbreakouts on your skin. This condition is considered common. It happens when yeastbacteria, which naturally occur on your skin, get under your skin and into your hair follicles
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Author: Dr Amanda Oakley, Dermatologist, Hamilton, New Zealand,1997. Updated by Dr Thomas Stewart, General Practitioner, Sydney, Australia, November 2017.
What is malassezia folliculitis?
Malassezia folliculitis, previously known as pityrosporum folliculitis, is an infection of hair follicles caused by lipophilic malassezia yeasts. There are multiple malassezia species, including furfur, globosa, sympodialis and restricta . The yeast is a normal inhabitant of human skin and only causes disease under specific conditions . WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS IN A OTHERWISE HEALTHY PERSON?????
Malassezia have been linked to a number of skin diseases including seborrhoeicdermatitis, folliculitis, confluent and reticulated papillomatosis and pityriasisversicolor .
Who gets malassezia folliculitis?
Malassezia folliculitis is most commonly seen in adolescent and young adult males living in humid climates [3,4]. Other risk factors include:
High sebum production [3,4]Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) [3,4]Occlusion from emollients and sunscreensAntibiotic use Oral steroids such as prednisone (steroid acne)Immunosuppression .
How does malassezia folliculitis present?
Malassezia folliculitis presents as small uniform itchy papules and pustules on the forehead, chin, neck, trunk and extensor aspect of the upper limbs. They may be itchy.
How is malassezia folliculitis diagnosed?
Clinical examination is usually sufficient for diagnosis. Laboratory investigations may be performed.
Potassium hydroxide preparation of skin scrapings may reveal budding spores and hyphae .Other stains, including the May-Grunwald-Giema stain may also be helpful, but are less commonly used .Cultures are not routinely done, as malassezia species typically require special media for growth.
Malassezia folliculitis may also be suspected by finding organisms within the hairfollicles on histopathological examination of a skin biopsy.
Treatment of malassezia folliculitis
It is important to address any predisposing factors at the outset, as malassezia folliculitis has a tendency to recur.
Oral treatment is recommended, as it has proven much more effective than topical agent. Fluconazole is used more commonly than itraconazole due to its superior side effect profile .
Topical agents (eg, selenium sulfide shampoo, econazole solution) may also be used but should be reserved for those unable to tolerate oral treatment [9,10].
Isotretinoin and photodynamic therapy (PDT) have been used with some success in small case series [8, 11,12].
Prevention of malassezia folliculitis
Recurrence is common, even after successful treatment .
Long-term prophylaxis with topical agents may be considered in those at high-risk or with multiple recurrences.