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Infectious disorders

Fungi - Trichosporon


Reviewer: Nat Pernick, M.D., PathologyOutlines.com, Inc. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 18 July 2011, last major update July 2011
Copyright: (c) 2002-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

Definition
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● Fungi common in soil that also colonize human skin and GI tract
● Cause superficial infections, such as white piedra (distal infection of hair shaft), and disseminated yeast infections (eMedicine)

Case reports
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● 22 year old man with ALL and post-chemotherapy disseminated fungal infection (Univ of Pittsburgh)

Clinical images
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64 year old man with post-transplant, disseminated infection


White piedra - nodules on scalp hair

Micro images
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H&E and GMS of skin biopsy

Additional references
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eMedicine

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