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Is Malassezia contagious?

by Teresa

I have multiple myeloma and my boyfriend has this skin condition. Can he give this to me?

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Aug 01, 2023

by: Dan

Malassezia lives as a part of normal human microflora on the skin and under normal circumstances it does not cause any problems. People with weakened immune systems are most often infected.

Those with diabetes, on steroids, long term antibiotics, chemotherapy, are malnourished, suffer from nutrient deficiencies, are most often infected. Because it feeds on the oils released through the pores of the skin, practicing good hygiene is important as well.

Because of your multiple myeloma, it is possible you could become infected by this. Especially if your white blood cell antibody production is way down.

Any other questions let us know.

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