Tuesday, June 6, 2017

MCQ Pointers - Pityriasis Versicolor.

Hello!

If you see some of the below "pointer" words in MCQs the ans would most likely be pointing towards Pityriasis Versicolor.

-Acquired lesions.
-Hypopigmented small macules coalescing to form Patches classically on the chest (m/c),back,face.
-Perifollicular (around hair follicles) distribution.
-Fine scaling on lesions which becomes prominent on scratching - Scratch sign+.
-Pale yellow fluorescence of the lesions on Wood's lamp examination.

Finally the classic - Indicating the causative organism : Malasessia.
Spaghetti and meat balls appearance or Banana and Grapes appearance on KOH mount.

Lemme know more of pointers you know about.
Let's Learn Together!
-Medha.

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