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Description:Under a relatively-low magnification of 200X, this photomicrograph reveals some of the pathologic morphology displayed by a primate hair shaft indicative of the disease known as, “white piedra”, also known as “trichosporosis”, which is caused by fungal organisms of the genus Trichosporon, most notably T. asahii.
Note the nodular deformation associated with the hair shaft’s infestation of the Trichosporon sp. organisms. Under a higher magnification, one would be able to see branching hyphae, which are thick-walled, and septate, ovoid asci containing septate ascospores.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Hardin
Creation Date:1965
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CDC Organization
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