Skin nontumor

Infectious disorders


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PubMed Search: Fungi - Trichosporon [title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Fungi-Trichosporon. website. Accessed September 28th, 2023.
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)
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64 year old man with

White piedra - nodules on scalp hair

Microscopic (histologic) images

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H&E and GMS of skin biopsy

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