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Table 5 Distribution of Malassezia species based on the body sites in healthy individuals

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

  Anatomic site (%)
Species Scalp Chest Back Total
M. globosa 8 (28.6) 6 (42.9) 11 (61.1) 25 (41.7)
M. furfur 9 (32.1) 3 (21.4) 2 (11.1) 14 (23.3)
M. sympodialis 8 (28.6) 3 (21.4) 4 (22.2) 15 (25.0)
M. slooffiae 1 (3.6) 2 (14.3) 1 (5.6) 4 (6.7)
M. restricta 2 (7.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (3.3)
Total 28(100.0) 14 (100.0) 18 (100.0) 60(100.0)