TABLE 6.

Studies examining the distribution of the new species of Malassezia on the skin of patients with PV

ReferenceNo. of subjectsSite sampledSampling methodSpecies recovered (% of patients)
94100Not statedScrapingM. globosa (55%), M. sympodialis (11%), M. restricta (2%), M. globosa + M. sympodialis (23%), M. globosa + M. slooffiae (8%), M. globosa + M. restricta (1%)
30022TrunkSwabbingM. globosa (55%), M. furfur (5%), M. sympodialis (9%), M. pachydermatis (1%), M. slooffiae (5%), negative culture (14%), unknown/contamination (9%)
9596Not statedScrapingM. globosa (60.4%), M. sympodialis (3.1%), M. globosa + M. sympodialis (29.2%), M. globosa + M. slooffiae (7.3%)
172111Not statedScrapingM. sympodialis (59.5%), M. globosa (25.2%), M. furfur (10.8%)