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White piedra

White piedra: Introduction

White piedra: A fungal hair disease where soft white nodules form on hair shafts. The fungus involved is Piedraia hortai. 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 White piedra is available below.

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White piedra: Complications

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Misdiagnosis and White piedra

Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as alopecia totalis. Researchers estimate that about 1 per 100...read more »

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