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The prevalence of Malassezia Yeasts in patients with atopic dermatitis, seborrhoeic dermatitis and healthy controls

Falk, M H S; Linder, M T; Johansson, C; Bartosik, Jacek LU ; Bäck, Ove LU ; Sarnhult, T; Wahlgren, C F; Scheynius, A and Faergemann, J (2005) In Acta Dermato-Venereologica 85(1). p.17-23
Abstract
Cultures for Malassezia yeasts were taken from both normal-looking skin and lesional skin in 124 patients with atopic dermatitis, 16 patients with seborrhoeic dermatitis and from normal skin of 31 healthy controls. Positive Malassezia growth was found in fewer patients with atopic dermatitis (56%) than in patients with seborrhoeic dermatitis (88%) or in healthy controls (84%, p < 0.01). In the patients with atopic dermatitis, fewer positive cultures were found in lesionall (28%) than in non-lesional skin (44%, p < 0.05), while positive cultures were found in 75% of both lesional and non-lesional skin of patients with seborrhoeic dermatitis (not significant). M. sympodialis dominated in patients with atopic dermatitis (46%) and in... (More)
Cultures for Malassezia yeasts were taken from both normal-looking skin and lesional skin in 124 patients with atopic dermatitis, 16 patients with seborrhoeic dermatitis and from normal skin of 31 healthy controls. Positive Malassezia growth was found in fewer patients with atopic dermatitis (56%) than in patients with seborrhoeic dermatitis (88%) or in healthy controls (84%, p < 0.01). In the patients with atopic dermatitis, fewer positive cultures were found in lesionall (28%) than in non-lesional skin (44%, p < 0.05), while positive cultures were found in 75% of both lesional and non-lesional skin of patients with seborrhoeic dermatitis (not significant). M. sympodialis dominated in patients with atopic dermatitis (46%) and in healthy controls (69%). In patients with seborrhoeic dermatitis both M. sympodialis and M. obtusa were cultured in 43%. A Malassezia species extract mixture would increase the possibility of detecting IgE sensitization to Malassezia in patients with atopic dermatitis. (Less)
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seborrhoeic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, prevalence, Malassezia yeasts
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Acta Dermato-Venereologica
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85
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Medical Journals Limited
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1651-2057
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10.1080/0001555041002227610.1080/00015550410022276
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  abstract     = {Cultures for Malassezia yeasts were taken from both normal-looking skin and lesional skin in 124 patients with atopic dermatitis, 16 patients with seborrhoeic dermatitis and from normal skin of 31 healthy controls. Positive Malassezia growth was found in fewer patients with atopic dermatitis (56%) than in patients with seborrhoeic dermatitis (88%) or in healthy controls (84%, p &lt; 0.01). In the patients with atopic dermatitis, fewer positive cultures were found in lesionall (28%) than in non-lesional skin (44%, p &lt; 0.05), while positive cultures were found in 75% of both lesional and non-lesional skin of patients with seborrhoeic dermatitis (not significant). M. sympodialis dominated in patients with atopic dermatitis (46%) and in healthy controls (69%). In patients with seborrhoeic dermatitis both M. sympodialis and M. obtusa were cultured in 43%. A Malassezia species extract mixture would increase the possibility of detecting IgE sensitization to Malassezia in patients with atopic dermatitis.},
  author       = {Falk, M H S and Linder, M T and Johansson, C and Bartosik, Jacek and Bäck, Ove and Sarnhult, T and Wahlgren, C F and Scheynius, A and Faergemann, J},
  issn         = {1651-2057},
  keyword      = {seborrhoeic dermatitis,atopic dermatitis,prevalence,Malassezia yeasts},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {17--23},
  publisher    = {Medical Journals Limited},
  series       = {Acta Dermato-Venereologica},
  title        = {The prevalence of Malassezia Yeasts in patients with atopic dermatitis, seborrhoeic dermatitis and healthy controls},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0001555041002227610.1080/00015550410022276},
  volume       = {85},
  year         = {2005},
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