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This photomicrograph reveals histopathologic changes seen in a a monkey’s hair shaft, indicative of a condition known as white piedra, that was due to the fungus, Trichosporon beigelii. White piedra in humans usually affects the facial and pubic hair, most commonly affecting young adults. Colonization is characterized by irregular, soft white nodules, 1.0-1.5mm in length, that firmly adhere to the hairs.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Lucille K. Georg
Creation Date:1964
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