Navegando por Idioma Background: Pityriasis versicolor (PV) is a superficial chronic fungal infection produced by the yeast Malassezia spp. Pityriasis versicolor predominates in young adults, without significant differences between the sexes. Characterized by hyperpigmented or hypopigmented macules, round to oval, with furfuraceus scaly and mild pruritus, are most commonly found on seborrheic areas of the body. Diagnosis is made by the clinical presentation, Woods lamp and KOH examination. Objective: The aim of the present study was to describe and to compare the clinical presentation and the epidemiology in patients with PV in both populations. Methodology: Crosssectional study performed between November 1, 2015 and November 30, 2016. Patients with clinical diagnosis of PV were included. Statistic test X2 was performed and frequency of sociodemografic and clinical variables.

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