Malassezia furfur

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Malassezia furfur
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Exobasidiomycetes
Order: Malasseziales
Family: Malasseziaceae
Genus: Malassezia
Species: Malassezia furfur

Malassezia furfur is a species of fungus that is naturally found on the skin surfaces of humans and is associated with seborrhoeic dermatitis.[1]


  1. ^ Schmidt, A. (1996). "Malassezia furfur: a fungus belonging to the physiological skin flora and its relevance in skin disorders". Cutis. 59 (1): 21–24. ISSN 0011-4162. PMID 9013067.