TABLE 4.

Studies examining the distribution of the new species of Malassezia on healthy adult human skin

ReferenceNo. of subjectsSampling methodPresence on:Country
BackChestScalpForehead and/or face
3138SwabbingM. globosa (62%), M. sympodialis (38%)M. globosa (71%), M. sympodialis (16%), M. restricta (6.5%), Nontypeable (6.5%)M. globosa (33%), M. sympodialis (13%), M. restricta (48%), Nontypeable (6%)Spain
9443SwabbingM. sympodialis (71%) Culture negative (29%)M. sympodialis (5%), M. globosa (7%), culture negative (88%)Spain
30035SwabbingM. globosa (51%), M. sympodialis (26%), culture negative (23%)aM. globosa (6%), M. furfur (3%), M. sympodialis (3%), M. restricta (3%), culture negative (66%)M. globosa (9%), M. furfur (6%), M. sympodialis (3%), M. restricta (3%), culture negative (63%)Japan
29032Not statedM. globosa (50%), M. sympodialis (34.4%), M. restricta (28.1%), M. slooffiae (12.5%), M. furfur (3.1%)United Kingdom
  • a These percentages are for the trunk, which includes both the back and the chest.