Clinical Microbiology

 

CHROMagar™ Malassezia


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For detection of Malassezia spp.

Typical Appearance of microrganisms


Malassezia furfur → large, pale pink and wrinkled 
Other Malassezia spp including M. globosa & M. restricta → mostly pink to purple



Order References 

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5000ml.......... MZ282
25L........... MZ283-25
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Medium Performance

EASY AND COLOURFUL DETECTION
Since members of the genus Malassezia share similar morphological and biochemical characteristics, the use of traditional culture media for differentiating them based on phenotypic features is not suitable. CHROMagar Malassezia was developed with the goal of facilitating not only their detection, but also to improve an algorithm for the differentiation of the most common species (see: Revised Culture-Based System for Identification of Malassezia Species, by Takamasa et al. JCM No-2007)



Medium Description







Last update: 19-Juin-17

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Focus on Malassezia

Malassezia is a fungi naturally found on the skin of many animals, including humans. On normal healthy skin it does not cause infections, but when the environment of the skin is altered, Malassezia species are able to cause several cutaneous diseases as severe dermatitis or otitis (inflammation of the skin or ears respectively)



































 
 

Characterization of Malassezia spp. In oral cavity of dog Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Nihon University School of Dentistry at Matsudo, Chiba 271-8587 Japan

2012

Takao Yoshikawa Int J Oral Med Sci 7(2):72-76,2008
PUBLICATION

Prevalence of Malassezia species in patients with pityriasis versicolor in Rosario, Argentina

2012

Silvana Ramadán∗, Maximiliano Sortino, Lucía Bulacio, María Laura Marozzi, Clara López, Laura Ramos CEREMIC (Mycology Reference Centre), Facultad de Ciencias Bioquímicas y Farmacéuticas (School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry), Universidad Nacional de Rosario (National University of Rosario), Suipacha 531, Rosario (2000), Argentina Revista iberoamericana de micologia
PUBLICATION

Revised Culture-based system for Identification of Malassezia Species

2007

Takamasa Kaneko, Koichi Makimura, Michiko Abe, Ryoko Shiota, Yuka Nakamura, Rui Kano, Atsuhiko Hasegawa, Takashi Sugita, Shuichi Shibuya, Shinichi Watanabe, Hideyo Yamaguchi, Shigeru Abe and Noboru Okamura Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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