Malassezia furfur

Ma·las·sez·i·a fur·'fur

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.
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The scalp is also the niche for the fungus Malassezia furfur and the bacterium Staphylococcus.
Identifikasi jamur Malassezia furfur pada nelayan penderita penyakit kulit di RT 09 kelurahan Malabro kota Bengkulu.
Steglich, New tryptophan metabolites from cultures of the lipophilic yeast Malassezia furfur. Helv.
There are a lot of theories explaining the cause of hypopigmentation in pityriasis versicolor, but the production of dicarboxylic acid, especially azelaic acid produced by Malassezia furfur which inhibits tyrosinase is widely accepted.
It is probably due to the over-growth of the yeast malassezia furfur and abnormalities of skin surface lipids.2,4
Stathopoulou et al., "AhR ligands, malassezin, and indolo[3,2-b]carbazole are selectively produced by Malassezia furfur strains isolated from seborrheic dermatitis," Journal of Investigative Dermatology, vol.
The prevailing theory of the past was that CARP was an abnormal host response to the fungus Malassezia furfur. Inconsistent detection of the fungus in skin scrapings, as well as persistence of the skin lesions after fungal clearance with antifungal therapy, has debunked this theory.
Se caracterizan por ser un grupo de levaduras lipofilicas, habiendose reportado 13 especies lipodependientes: Malassezia furfur, M.
[10, 11] Extracellular phospholipase activities (Pzs) in Malassezia furfur, M.
(2010) have prepared benzoxazole amides, which presented good activity against Malassezia furfur, a pathogenic fungus, involved in fatal sepsis cases [9].