• Jyotsna Allamsetty Department of Pharmacy Practice, Avanthi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tagarapuvalasa, Vizayanagaram, AP
  • Syam Prashanth Pedada Department of Pharmacy Practice, Avanthi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tagarapuvalasa, Vizayanagaram, AP
  • Simhavalli Godavarthi Department of Pharmacy Practice, Avanthi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tagarapuvalasa, Vizayanagaram, AP
  • Sujithasri Kandula Department of Pharmacy Practice, Vishwa Bharathi College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Perecherla, NRT Rd, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh 522009


Malassezia folliculitis is most commonly underdiagnosed by acne and malassezia folliculitis is caused by yeast of Malassezia, which is the cause of tinea versicolor.Malassezia folliculitis [MF] is also called pityrosporum folliculitis. It is a condition that shows breakouts on your skin, people who are mostly oily. People mostly think that it as a normal acne and try to treat them which is been misdiagnosed. It is mostly treated by the anti-fungals like itraconazole, fluconazole ,ketoconazole. It can be resolved within few weeks. Drug must be maintained; otherwise it may lead to reoccurrence of the infection.

Keywords: Malassezia folliculitis, tinea versicolor, pityrosporoum folliculities, ketoconazole


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Jyotsna Allamsetty, Syam Prashanth Pedada, Simhavalli Godavarthi, and Sujithasri Kandula. “CASE REPORT ON ORAL CORTICOSTERIODS [DEFLAZACORT] INDUCED MALASSEZIA FOLLICULITIS”. International Journal of Health Care and Biological Sciences, Dec. 2020, pp. 65-68,