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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 265--270

The genus Malassezia and human disease


Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology, BLDEA’s SBMP Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Bijapur, India

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A C Inamadar
Department of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology, Ashram Road, Bijapur – 586103
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Sabouraud’s Pityrosporum is now recognized as Malassezia. With taxonomic revision of the genus, newer species have been included. The role of this member of the normal human skin flora in different cutaneous and systemic disorders is becoming clearer. The immunological responses it induces in the human body are conflicting and their relevance to clinical features is yet to be explored.






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