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Extensive White Piedra of the Scalp Caused by Trichosporon inkin: A Case Report and Review of Literature.
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PMID:  21833760     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Trichosporon species cause wide varieties of fungal infections. White piedra, a superficial fungal infection on the hair shaft, is caused by Trichosporon species. We report here a case of white piedra over the scalp due to T. inkin, a rarely isolated pathogen from such a lesion. The identification of the fungus was confirmed on the basis of morphology, carbohydrate assimilation tests, and sequencing of the ITS region of rDNA. The available literature on infections due to T. inkin is also reviewed.
Authors:
M R Shivaprakash; Gagandeep Singh; Prerna Gupta; Manpreet Dhaliwal; A J Kanwar; A Chakrabarti
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycopathologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505689     Medline TA:  Mycopathologia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India.
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