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Table 4 Distribution of Malassezia species based on the body sites in Pityriasis Versicolor

From: Study of the distribution of Malassezia species in patients with pityriasis versicolor and healthy individuals in Tehran, Iran

  Anatomic site (%)
Species Neck Chest Abdomen Back Limbs Groin Total
M. globosa 13 (61.9) 7 (41.2) 2 (25.0) 14 (63.6) 2 (66.7) 2 (50.0) 40 (53.3)
M. furfur 3 (14.3) 7 (41.2) 2 (25.0) 6 (27.4) 1 (33.3) 0 (0.0) 19 (25.3)
M. sympodialis 1 (4.8) 1 (5.9) 2 (25.0) 1 (4.5) 0 (0.0) 2 (50.0) 7 (9.3)
M. obtusa 4 (19.0) 1 (5.9) 1 (12.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 6 (8.1)
M. slooffiae 0 (0.0) 1 (5.8) 1 (12.5) 1 (4.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (4.0)
Total 21 (100.0) 17 (100.0) 8 (100.0) 22 (100.0) 3 (100.0) 4 (100.0) 75 (100.0)