Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy

Corresponding Author

Pooja Gautam


Case report, Fungal infection, Homoeopathy, Infant, Pityriasis versicolor

Article Type

Case Report


Introduction: Pityriasis versicolor (PV) is one of the common disorders characterised by cutaneous pigmentary changes due to the colonisation of the stratum corneum by a lipophilic fungus, Malassezia. It can occur at any age but is most commonly seen in young adults and is relatively rare in children. PV is not easy to cure, as relapse after the treatment can be as high as 80% within 2 years. Case Summary: The case reported here is of PV in 6-month-old child who was treated successfully with individualised homoeopathic medicine for 6 months. Sulphur was prescribed based on the totality of symptoms. Causal attribution of changes was assessed by Modified Naranjo Criteria. The patient had been observed for more than 2 years without recurrence. Treatment with homoeopathy should be explored in such recurrent and relapsing skin disorders.

Digital Object Identifier



Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy

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Homeopathy Commons








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