It is a non contagious ailment caused by the Malassezia furfur fungus which selectively afflicts mainly the back and the chest.
It is identifiable, after exposure to the sun, by light brown and dark spots, with in between discoloured spots. It manifests itself mainly on young individuals of both sexes. The fungus turns pathogenic on particular individuals developing to dermatic illness which depends on different factors favoring it such as:
-heat and humidity
– oversecretion of sebum
-assorted immune disorders
-use of oils and other oily substances such as body creams
Pytiriasis versicolor is a persistent form of fungal infection which must be treated by a dermatologist with the use of assorted anti fungal medications.