Pityriasis versicolor is a common fungal infection, when scaling patches appear on the skin, mostly on the neck, chest, abdomen, back and armpits. The disease can last for months, even years. Usually there are no significant symptoms, patients may sometimes complain of slight itching. Pitiryasis versicolor is a contagious infection and may be repeated even after the treatment. It’s important to mention, that after sun exposure the lesions may go away, leaving discolored skin patches. Predisposing factors are:
▪️ Excessive sweating
▪️Going to gym, swimming pool and sauna
Diagnosis is usually simple. In suspicious cases fungal microscopic examination is performed.