Malassezia

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(mal″ă-sēz′ē-ă )

[Louis Charles Malassez, Fr. physiologist, 1842-1909]
A genus of fungi that is a common cause of superficial skin infections. The organisms are lipophilic. In hospitals, malassezia infections tend to occur in patients receiving lipid infusions. Malassezia infections of the bloodstream result in sepsis.

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