Skip to Content
Home > Wellness > Health Library > Tinea versicolor
Browse and register for related classes.
versicolor (also known as pityriasis versicolor) is a fungal infection that
causes a skin rash. The rash is formed by many small spots that typically
appear on the oily parts of the upper body, usually on the chest, back, and
upper arms. The spots are flat and may be white, pink, red, tan, or brown. Each
person's spots are usually the same color, either lighter or darker than the
rest of the skin.
The rash does not commonly occur on the lower arms and hands, belly area, and legs and feet.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofFebruary 5, 2016
Current as of:
February 5, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
250 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Share Feedback and Questions
View Quality Data
© 2017 Concord Hospital