Volume 8, Issue 25 (12-2001)                   RJMS 2001, 8(25): 288-292 | Back to browse issues page

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  Pityriasis versicolor is a fungual infection of the superficial mycosis group. But it is not contagious. This study was done to reach to the truthfulnes and the meticulous findings of the previous researchers in our society, regarding the incidence of the disease in both sexes, The age of onset, its incidence in dermatologic clinics and the possible associations such as: immune deficiency, cushingoid Appearance, mulnutrition and immunosuppression.

  During a twenty seven month period, all the patients with cutaneous features of white, yellow. Ochre or brown macules and patches with pityriasiform scales on the upper trunck, whom had improved with topical clotrimazole cream and selenium sulfied shampoo within two weeks and whom were visited twice, before and after treatment and diagnosed as having PV based on clinical grounds, were included in the study.

  Overall one hundred cases of PV were seen which covers 4% of dermatologic clinic patients. The age of patients was between 8 and 49 years with mean age of 24.8 years. 89% of the patients were between 11 and 40 years old. 49% of the patients were male and 51% female. Consistent with the references of this study no significant statistical difference was seen between the age of male and female patients. Also none of the patients had any associated immune deficiency, immunosuppression, cushingoid appearance and /or malnutrition.

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