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Does tinea versicolor have any effect on hair colour?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: hello doctor,

My question is, tinea versicolore can tourne haïr white or grey ?

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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Severe and untreated stage

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have not come across greying of hair just due to tinea versicolor during my practice. May be an untreated and severe, long standing fungal infection can damage the melanosomes in immunocompromised patients ( HIV, Immune disorders, uncontrolled diabetes etc)

Do you have a confirmed infection of the same? If yes you should get oral treatment for the same.

Let me know if you have bothering questions.


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Brief Answer: Severe and untreated stage Detailed Answer: Hello, I have not come across greying of hair just due to tinea versicolor during my practice. May be an untreated and severe, long standing fungal infection can damage the melanosomes in immunocompromised patients ( HIV, Immune disorders, uncontrolled diabetes etc) Do you have a confirmed infection of the same? If yes you should get oral treatment for the same. Let me know if you have bothering questions.