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Black piedra: A fungal hair disease where soft black nodules form on hair shafts. The fungus involved is Trichosporum beigelii. The disease is most common in Europe, South America and the Orient. It occurs mainly in armpit or scalp hair but can also occur in pubic hair or facial hair. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Black piedra is available below.
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