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What is Black piedra?

What is Black piedra?

  • 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.

Black piedra: Introduction

Types of Black piedra:

Broader types of Black piedra:

How serious is Black piedra?

Complications of Black piedra: see complications of Black piedra

What causes Black piedra?

Causes of Black piedra: see causes of Black piedra

What are the symptoms of Black piedra?

Symptoms of Black piedra: see symptoms of Black piedra

Complications of Black piedra: see complications of Black piedra

Can anyone else get Black piedra?

More information: see contagiousness of Black piedra
Inheritance: see inheritance of Black piedra

Black piedra: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Black piedra.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Black piedra: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Black piedra.
Treatments for Black piedra: see treatments for Black piedra
Research for Black piedra: see research for Black piedra

Name and Aliases of Black piedra

Main name of condition: Black piedra

Other names or spellings for Black piedra:

Piedraia hortae Source - Diseases Database


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