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Under a magnification of 475X, this photomicrograph reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the mycelium of the fungal organism, Piedraia hortae. P. hortae, is the causative agent for black piedra, a superficial fungal infection of the hair shaft. Infections are usually localized to the scalp, but may also be seen on hairs of the beard, moustache and pubic hair.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1964
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