Skin-nontumor / Clinical dermatology
Infectious disorders
Fungi - Trichosporon

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 25 May 2016, last major update July 2011

Copyright: (c) 2002-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Fungi - Trichosporon [title]

Cite this page: Fungi - Trichosporon. website. Accessed June 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • 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
  • 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

Microscopic (histologic) images

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H&E and GMS of skin biopsy

Additional references