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- Age: adolescents and young adults
- Skin: more common in people with naturally oily or excessively sweaty skin
- Climate: more common in warm and humid climates
- Weakened immune system
- Uneven skin color, with either white or light brown patches
- Light scaling on affected areas
- Slight itching, which is worse when the person is hot
- Patches that are easier to notice in the summer
Medications Applied to the Skin
Medications Taken by Mouth
American Academy of Dermatology http://www.aad.org
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases http://www.niams.nih.gov
The College of Family Physician of Canada http://www.cfpc.ca
The Dermatologist.ca Directory http://www.dermatologists.ca
Tinea versicolor. American Academy of Dermatology website. Available at: http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z/tinea-versicolor. Accessed November 19, 2012.
Tinea versicolor. Children’s Hospital Boston website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1752/mainpageS1752P0.html. Accessed November 19, 2012.
Tinea versicolor. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated October 24, 2012. Accessed November 19, 2012.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 03/2013 -
- Update Date: 03/15/2013 -
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