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.
● 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)
● 22 year old man with ALL and post-chemotherapy disseminated fungal infection (Univ of Pittsburgh)
64 year old man with post-transplant, disseminated infection
White piedra - nodules on scalp hair
H&E and GMS of skin biopsy
End of Skin-nontumor / Clinical Dermatology > Infectious disorders > Fungi - Trichosporon
This information is intended for physicians and related personnel, who understand that medical information is often imperfect, and must be interpreted in the context of a patient's clinical data using reasonable medical judgment. This website should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a licensed physician.
All information on this website is protected by copyright of PathologyOutlines.com, Inc. Information from third parties may also be protected by copyright. Please contact us at copyrightPathOut@gmail.com with any questions (click here for other contact information).