Pityrosporum orbiculare | definition of Pityrosporum orbiculare by Medical dictionary
Malassezia furfur (redirected from Pityrosporum orbiculare)
a fungus species that is normal skin flora but can cause tinea versicolor, folliculitis, or fungemia in patients receiving intravenous lipids.
Malassezia furfur A lipophilic yeast associated with tinea vesicolor, seborrhoeic dermatitis, folliculitis or atopic dermatitis. M furfur has also been associated with pneumonia, catheter-associated sepsis and peritonitis. M furfur has been divided into lipid-dependent Malassezia strains: M furfur, M sympodialis, M globosa, M obtusa, M restricta and M slooffiae.
Malassezia furfur Mycology A lipophilic yeast associated with tinea vesicolor
Ma·las·sez·i·a fur·fur (mal-ă-sē'zē-ă fŭr'fŭr)
A common cause of tinea versicolor, a superficial skin infection. This fungus has been associated with fungemia among neonates in intensive care units and in anorectic patients consuming a high-lipid diet.
Malassezia furfur A skin yeast fungus, previously known as Pityrosporon thought to be implicated in causing SEBORRHOEIC DERMATITIS and DANDRUFF. The drug LITHIUM in ointment or cream form is used to treat these conditions. Rare cases of dangerous systemic infections in newborn babies requiring central venous catheters have been reported.
Malassezia furfur causative fungal organism of pityriasis versicolor (tinea versicolor), see pityriasis versicolor
References in periodicals archive
Dandruff is caused by pityrosporum orbiculare
- the yeast that feeds on skin oils.
Quantitative variations in distribution of Pityrosporum orbiculare
on clinically normal skin.
A third group demonstrated that Pityrosporum orbiculare
can induce an eczematous reaction in sensitized atopic dermatitis patients.
It is caused by the fungus pityrosporum orbiculare
, which is common in young adults.