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White Piedra, Black Piedra, and Tinea Nigra

Medical Mycology

Superficial and Ocular Fungal Infections

  1. G. Sybren de Hoog Senior researcher1,
  2. Eveline GuÉho PhD Researcher INSERM2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0138

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

de Hoog, G. S. and GuÉho, E. 2010. White Piedra, Black Piedra, and Tinea Nigra. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Amsterdam, Centralbureau voor Schimmelcultures, Utrecht, The Netherlands; and Professor, Institue for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Formerly Pasteur Institute, Mycology Unit, Paris, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Etiologic Agents
  • 2
    Ecology
  • 3
    White Piedra
  • 4
    Black Piedra
  • 5
    Tinea Nigra

Keywords:

  • White piedra, Black piedra, and tinea nigra;
  • Hortaea werneckii (Phaeoannellomyces werneckii)-causative agent of human tinea nigra;
  • White piedra-by species of Trichosporon Behrend;
  • Commensal fungi assimilating compounds produced by human body;
  • White piedra of groin-not depending on personal hygiene;
  • trichosporon ovoides Behrend;
  • Piedraia quintanilhae van Uden-reported from chimpanzees in Central Africa;
  • tinea nigra-brown to black lesions forming on skin of palm