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Photomicrograph revealing white piedra on a monkey hair caused by the fungus Trichosporon beigelii.
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Usually fungal colonization in humans, known as “White piedra”, affects the facial and pubic hair. Most commonly affecting young adults, colonization is characterized by irregular, soft white nodules, 1.0-1.5 mm 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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CDC Organization
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