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Introduction: Piedra

Description of Piedra

Piedra (medical condition): A fungal hair disease where soft nodules form on...more »

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Beigel disease:
  »Introduction: Beigel disease
  »Symptoms of Beigel disease
  »Treatments for Beigel disease

Piedra: Either of two diseases resulting from fungal infection of the hair shafts. Black piedra occurs mainly in and on the hairs of the scalp and is caused by Piedraia hortae; white piedra occurs in and on the hairs of the scalp, beard, moustache and genital areas and is caused by Trichosporon beigelii.
Source: MeSH 2007

Piedra: Related Topics

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Piedra as a Disease

Piedra: Another name for Beigel disease (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Beigel disease
  »Symptoms of Beigel disease
  »Treatments for Beigel disease

Piedra: Related Diseases

Piedra: Piedra is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Piedra (Beigel disease)

Some of the symptoms of Piedra incude:

  • Soft nodules on hair shaft

Treatments for Piedra (Beigel disease)

Treatments for Piedra (Beigel disease) include:

  • Shaving hair, imidazole

Treatment of Piedra: For more treatment information about Piedra, see treatment of Beigel disease (Piedra)

Hierarchical classifications of Piedra

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