Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Dr. Nameer Al-Sudany (IRAQ)

Hypopigmented pityriasis versicolor

Hypopigmented pityriasis versicolor

Hypopigmented pityriasis versicolor is commonly encountered during daily dermatologic practice especially in dark-complexioned individuals during summer time. The neck, chest and upper back are the commonest sites involved. The major concern of most patients is the cosmetic appearance and for some people fear of vitiligo. The current patient is a 21-year-old male presented with relatively large hypopigmented patches on the nape of the neck. On wood’s lamp examination, these patches showed golden yellow fluorescence.

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