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Malassezia (Tinea versicolor and Seborrhoeic dermatitis)

Summary of Malassezia (Tinea versicolor and Seborrhoeic dermatitis)
Malassezia species, formerly known as Pityrosporum are members of human cutaneous commensal flora, which are associated with a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations from benign skin conditions, such as tinea versicolor, to fungemia in the immunocompromised host.

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A 22-year-old male comes to the clinic with mildly pruritic, depigmented skin lesions on his back. He says that it started with a few patches, but now it has spread across his whole back. He first noticed it after returning from spring break in the Bahamas. He has no other specific complaints and the rest of his past medical history is unremarkable. Physical examination shows small, hypopigmented, scaling macules on his back. Which of the following will most likely be seen on microscopic imaging of a skin lesion?