Key Treatment

Selenium sulfide 2.5% lotion (or shampoo) daily for 1 week is effective treatment of tinea versicolor (Sanchez and Torres, 1984) (SOR: B). Ketoconazole 2% shampoo (Nizoral) may be applied daily for 3 days to treat tinea versicolor (Lange et al., 1998) (SOR: B). Oral fluconazole or ketoconazole (400 mg) also treats tinea versicolor (Bhogal et al., 2001) (SOR: B).

Oral itraconazole (200 mg bid 1 day a month) is effective prophylactic treatment for tinea versicolor (Faergemann et al., 2002) (SOR: B).

Figure 33-50 Kerions secondary to tinea capitis inflammation. © Richard P. Usatine.)
Figure 33-51 Tinea versicolor with hypopigmentation (A) and hyperpigmentation (B). © Richard P. Usatine.)

Figure 33-52 "Spaghetti and meatballs" pattern of tinea versicolor on Figure 33-53 Oral herpes gingivostomatitis as primary infection in 2-year-

microscopy (blue fungal stain, 40x). © Richard P. Usatine.) old child. © Richard P. Usatine.)

Figure 33-52 "Spaghetti and meatballs" pattern of tinea versicolor on Figure 33-53 Oral herpes gingivostomatitis as primary infection in 2-year-

microscopy (blue fungal stain, 40x). © Richard P. Usatine.) old child. © Richard P. Usatine.)

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