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