The epidemiology of pityriasis versicolor in Malawi, Africa.
During a total population survey in 1988 and 1989 in Karonga district, northern Malawi, 4915/61735 (8.0%) people examined were found to have extensive pityriasis versicolor (PV).
An additional 6085 people (9.9%) were diagnosed as having mild disease.
The highest prevalence rates of extensive and mild PV were found among subjects aged 15-24 years.
In this age group between 20% and 25% of people had extensive PV.
Rates were generally higher among males than among females.
PV was rarely found in prepubertal subjects.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pityriasis versicolor, Mycose, Infection, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Malassezia furfur, Fungi Imperfecti, Fungi, Thallophyta, Diagnostic, Enquête sur terrain, Malawi, Afrique, Homme, Peau pathologie, Trouble pigmentation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pityriasis versicolor, Mycosis, Infection, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Malassezia furfur, Fungi Imperfecti, Fungi, Thallophyta, Diagnosis, Field inquiry, Malawi, Africa, Human, Skin disease, Pigmentation disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0288451
Code Inist : 002B08F. Création : 15/07/1997.