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Malassezia furfur: a fungus belonging to the physiological skin flora and its relevance in skin disorders






Cutis 59(1): 21-24

Malassezia furfur: a fungus belonging to the physiological skin flora and its relevance in skin disorders

The relationship between M. furfur and normal skin flora, and the clinical appearance and treatment of pityriasis versicolor are discussed.


Accession: 002889417

PMID: 9013067



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