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9.5: Malassezia globosa

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    Malassezia globosa is a dimorphic yeast (see Fig. \(\PageIndex{1}\))that is the most frequent cause of a superficial skin infection called tinea versicolor that commonly appears as a hypopigmentation of the infected skin. M. globosa is also the most common cause of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. The yeast is naturally found on the skin

    Photomicrograph of <EM>Malassezia </EM>Species showing its Dimorphic Form.
    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Malassezia Species in its Dimorphic Form. Note both the yeast form and the hyphal form. (By Content Providers: CDC/Dr. Lucille K. Georg [Public domain]. Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

    For a description of antifungal agents used to treat fungal infections, see Chemotherapeutic Control of Fungi in my CourseArc Lecture Lessions.

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    Contributors and Attributions

    • Dr. Gary Kaiser (COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY, CATONSVILLE CAMPUS)


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