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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56--57

White piedera in Delhi

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J S Pasricha

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A 19 year old girl developed asymptomatic, hard, yellowish, 1-2 mm nodules adhering to the shafts of her scalp hairs. Microscopic examination of a nodule in 10% KOH re a greenish-tinged mycelium, with arthrovo and blastopores. Culture of the hair on Sabouraud's deidrose agar medium r Trichosporon beigelii.Treatment with 1% clotrimazale aidplied oA the h.aris once a day led to disappearance of the nodules in 4 weeks. is our second case of piedra from a non-endemic area.

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