International Journal of Trichology

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


Reena Kumari Sharma1, Ghanshyam K Verma1, Santwana Verma2, Saru Thakur1, Anumeha Gupta2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Sharma RK, Verma GK, Verma S, Thakur S, Gupta A. A rare case of white piedra caused by Candida parapsilosis in the Sub-Himalayan Region of North India.Int J Trichol 2019;11:82-85


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Sharma RK, Verma GK, Verma S, Thakur S, Gupta A. A rare case of white piedra caused by Candida parapsilosis in the Sub-Himalayan Region of North India. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Jul 25 ];11:82-85
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