Pediatric Tinea Versicolor Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 27, 2020
  • Author: Lyubomir A Dourmishev, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pediatric tinea versicolor?

When was pediatric tinea versicolor first identified?

What is the causative agent of pediatric tinea versicolor?

What are the risk factors for pediatric tinea versicolor?

What are the clinical variants of pediatric tinea versicolor?

What is the pathophysiology of pediatric tinea versicolor?

What causes pediatric tinea versicolor?

What is the prevalence of pediatric tinea versicolor in the US?

What is the global prevalence of pediatric tinea versicolor?

What are the racial predilections of pediatric tinea versicolor?

What are the sexual predilections of pediatric tinea versicolor?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of pediatric tinea versicolor?

What is the prognosis of pediatric tinea versicolor?

What is included in patient education about pediatric tinea versicolor?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are used to guide therapy for pediatric tinea versicolor?

How are pediatric tinea versicolor lesions characterized?

What is the distribution of lesions in pediatric tinea versicolor?

What are the possible complications of pediatric tinea versicolor?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of pediatric tinea versicolor?

What are the differential diagnoses for Pediatric Tinea Versicolor?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of pediatric tinea versicolor?

What is the role of microscopy in the diagnosis of pediatric tinea versicolor?

What is the role of cultures in the diagnosis of pediatric tinea versicolor?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of pediatric tinea versicolor?

What is the role of a Wood lamp exam in the diagnosis of pediatric tinea versicolor?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of pediatric tinea versicolor?

Treatment

How is pediatric tinea versicolor treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of pediatric tinea versicolor?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of pediatric tinea versicolor?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of pediatric tinea versicolor?

How is pediatric tinea versicolor prevented?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of pediatric tinea versicolor?

Medications

Which medications are indicated in the treatment of pediatric tinea versicolor?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungal Agent, Systemic are used in the treatment of Pediatric Tinea Versicolor?

Which medications in the drug class Antifungal Agent, Topical are used in the treatment of Pediatric Tinea Versicolor?