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Description:This is a photomicrograph of a hair shaft with a condition called “black piedra” due to Piedraia hortae.
Piedraia 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
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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