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ISSN: 1948-5948

Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology
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Research Article

Tinea Versicolor - An Epidemiology

Mahendra Kumar Rai, Sonali Wankhade*

Department of Biotechnology, SGB Amravati University, Amravati 444 602, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Sonali Wankhade,
Department of Biotechnology
SGB Amravati University, Amravati 444 602
Maharashtra, India
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: December 07, 2009; Accepted Date: December 24, 2009; Published Date: December 24, 2009

Citation: Rai MK, Wankhade S (2009) Tinea Versicolor - An Epidemiology. J Microbial Biochem Technol 1:051-056. doi: 10.4172/1948-5948.1000010

Copyright: © 2009 Rai MK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License,which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Dermatophytic infections have been one of the major crises prevalent all over the world. Dermatophytes feed on skin, hair and nail thus causes infection, popularly known as ?Tinea infections?. Due to yeast Malassezia furfur multihued patches occurs on skin and causes infection known as Tinea versicolor (T.versicolor), which worsens if neglected. It has global occurrence and is prominent in hot and humid region. It predominantly affects late teens and young adults of both sexes. Customarily Tinea versicolor, is treated by systemic drugs in oral as well as topical mode. Despite adequate remedy, recurrence is common with major side effects. For overcoming adverse consequences, need arises to go naturewide and seek the solution through herbs. With the help of essential oils, this stubborn infection can be eradicated effectively, averting the side effects.


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