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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-85

A rare case of white piedra caused by Candida parapsilosis in the Sub-Himalayan Region of North India


1 Department of Dermatology, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Microbiology, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ghanshyam K Verma
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, IGMC, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijt.ijt_25_18

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White piedra is a superficial fungal infection of the hair shaft, caused by Trichosporon, a noncandidal yeast characterized by the presence of numerous, discrete, asymptomatic nodules attached to the infected hair shafts. White piedra is considered a disease of tropical regions and occasionally reported from temperate countries. Although Candida parapsilosis such as Candida albicans is well known to cause cutaneous infections, it has been reported as a co-isolate for white piedra along with Trichosporon. We report a case of white piedra from a temperate region caused by C. parapsilosis.


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