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Image Number 1130 (Pityriasis versicolor)


Diagnosis: Pityriasis versicolor

Site: Neck nape

Sex: M

Age: 21


Description: Asymptomatic, hypopigmented scaly patches.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


Hypopigmented pityriasis versicolor is commonly encountered during daily dermatologic practice especially in dark-complexioned individuals during summer time. The neck, chest and upper back are the commonest sites involved. The major concern of most patients is the cosmetic appearance and for some people fear of vitiligo is the chief complaint. The current patient presented with relatively large hypopigmented patches on the nape of the neck. On wood’s lamp examination, these patches showed golden yellow fluorescence.

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