I have white spots on my skin ! Diagnosis: Idiopathic Guttate Hypomelanosis

Idiopathic guttate hypomelanosis (IGH) is a benign, asymptomatic pigmentation disorder that presents as multiple small, hypopigmented macules on the skin. It is seen in up to 80% of individuals over the age of 70.  Who can be affected by IGH pigmentation disorder?  IGH can be seen in all races and skin types but it is …

What is Pityriasis versicolor (tinea versicolor)? Fungal Infection of the Skin

Pityriasis versicolor (PV) is a common fungal infection of the skin. It is frequently termed tinea versicolor, but this is a misnomer as the causal agent is a yeast, not a dermatophyte. The yeasts implicated in PV belong to the genus Malassezia and are normally present on the skin as a part of its microbiome. …