Distribution of Malassezia Species from Scales of Patient with Pityriasis Versicolor by Culture in Vietnam

Authors

  • Van Tran Cam National Hospital of Dermatology and Venereology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Thuong Nguyen Van National Hospital of Dermatology and Venereology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Khang Tran Hau National Hospital of Dermatology and Venereology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Doanh Le Huu National Hospital of Dermatology and Venereology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Phuong Pham Thi Minh National Hospital of Dermatology and Venereology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Sau Nguyen Huu National Hospital of Dermatology and Venereology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Thu Nguyen Minh National Hospital of Dermatology and Venereology, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Marco Gandolfi Unit of Dermatology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Francesca Satolli Unit of Dermatology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Claudio Feliciani Unit of Dermatology, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Micheal Tirant University of Rome G. Marconi, Rome, Italy; Psoriasis Eczema Clinic, Melbourne, Australia
  • Aleksandra Vojvodic Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Military Medical Academy of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
  • Torello Lotti University of Rome G. Marconi, Rome, Italy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2019.091

Keywords:

Pityriasis versicolor, Yeast, Malassezia spp.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The detection of pathogenic fungus is an important step and key to assessing the sensitivity of the antifungal drugs, and therefore choosing an effective treatment method.

AIM: To identify Malassezia species from scales of a patient with pityriasis versicolor.

METHODS: Three hundred patients with pityriasis versicolor who were positive with direct examination, were isolated by culture.

RESULTS: Identification of Malassezia species by culture: the growth rate was 90.3%; the detection rate was 97.0%, including 11 species: M. globosa (42.4%), M. dermatitis (17.3%), M. furfur (14.4%). M. globosa was the most prevalent species in the 20-29 group 36.5%, in hyphae and yeast cells (42.2%).

CONCLUSION: M. globosa is the main cause of pityriasis versicolor in Vietnam.

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Published

2019-01-28

How to Cite

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Cam VT, Nguyen Van T, Tran Hau K, Le Huu D, Thi Minh PP, Nguyen Huu S, Nguyen Minh T, Gandolfi M, Satolli F, Feliciani C, Tirant M, Vojvodic A, Lotti T. Distribution of Malassezia Species from Scales of Patient with Pityriasis Versicolor by Culture in Vietnam. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2019 Jan. 28 [cited 2022 May 27];7(2):184-6. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2019.091

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