Pityriasis versicolor in the pediatric age

L. Terragni, A. Lasagni, A. Oriani, C. Gelmetti

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Pityriasis versicolor (PV) is a superficial mycosis, theoretically unusual in children. Epidemiologic and clinical data for children with PV over 11 years was collected. Some explanations are given for the conditions that favored this mycotic infection in children. This study confirms that the face is a usual site of PV in children, in contrast to its rarity as a site in adults. Clinical features are variable and similar to adults. Both sexes are equally affected. The family history is often positive for PV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-12
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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