Dictionary » P » 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.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

The Fiber Disease

... belongs to the family Cryptococcaceae. This species was formerly known as Trichosporon cutaneum, as it is the etiologic agent of "white piedra," a mild superficial infection of head and pubic hair shafts, most often seen in tropical climates and rarely in temperate areas (1,2). ...

See entire post
by Skytroll
Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 6254161

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,047 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link