Pityriasis Versicolor on Penile Shaft in a Renal Transplant Recipient

Authors
Han-Won RyuJae-We ChoKyu-Suk Lee
Department
Dept. of Dermatology (피부과학)
Issue Date
2012
Citation
Annals of Dermatology, Vol.24(3) : 345-347, 2012
ISSN
1013-9087
Abstract
Pityriasis versicolor is a superficial infection of the stratum corneum, which is caused by the Malassezia species. Tge Malassezia species consist of 12 subspecies, including M. furfur, M. pachydermatis, M. symphodialis and M. globasa. The Malassezia species are classified as a normal flora, particularly in the sebum rich areas of the skin, and they convert from saprophytic yeast to parasitic mycelial morpholgic form to cause clinical disease. But majorities of their distributions are in the upper back, the neck, the thighs, and the forearm, and not in the penis. It is well known that the renal transplant patients, who take immunosuppressive agents, have impairment in the protective cell mediated immunity. Thus, they are more susceptible to infectious diseases, such as a fungal infection. Therefore, clinical manifestations show higher incidence of disease, but they mostly occur in an expected distribution. We here report a case of pityriasis versicolor in a renal transplant recipient on penile shaft, which is an unusual area. Keywords: Immunocompromised patient, Penis, Tinea versicolor
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http://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/35000
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