, Volume 165, Issue 6, pp 411–412 | Cite as

Malassezia Folliculitis in China

  • Glenn S. Bulmer
  • Xiong Ming Pu
  • Li Xia Ti Yi


Superficial Malassezia folliculitis was diagnosed in 1–1.5% of all dermatology patients seen in a Dermatology Out-Patient clinic in Urumqi City, Xinjiang province, west China. It was most prevalent in healthy, middle-aged males in the warm seasons. This disease, first reported in 1969, is usually diagnosed as a systemic disease of immuno-compromised patients. Our findings indicate it is a relatively common superficial skin disease that can be managed with ketoconazole or itraconazole.


Malassezia Folliculitis China Dermatology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glenn S. Bulmer
    • 1
  • Xiong Ming Pu
    • 1
  • Li Xia Ti Yi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dermatology and Venerology DepartmentXinjiang Municipal People’s HospitalUrumqi CityChina

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