a fungus species that is normal skin flora but can cause tinea versicolor, folliculitis, or fungemia in patients receiving intravenous lipids.
Malassezia furfurA 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 furfurMycology 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.