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Morphological and biochemical characterization of the aetiological agents of white piedra

Overview of attention for article published in Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, December 2008
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Morphological and biochemical characterization of the aetiological agents of white piedra
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, December 2008
DOI 10.1590/s0074-02762008000800008
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Alba Regina Magalhães, Silvia Susana Bona de Mondino, Manuela da Silva, Marilia Martins Nishikawa


The Trichosporon genus is constituted by many species, of which Trichosporon ovoides and Trichosporon inkin are the causative agents of white piedra. They can cause nodules in genital hair or on the scalp. At present, Brazilian laboratory routines generally do not include the identification of the species of Trichosporon genus, which, although morphologically and physiologically distinct, present many similarities, making the identification difficult. The aim of this study was to identify the aetiological agents at the species level of white piedra from clinical specimens. Therefore, both the macro and micro morphology were studied, and physiological tests were performed. Trichosporon spp. was isolated from 10 clinical samples; T. ovoides was predominant, as it was found in seven samples, while T. inkin was identified just in two samples. One isolate could not be identified at the species level. T. inkin was identified for the first time as a white piedra agent in the hair shaft on child under the age of 10.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 7%
Unknown 13 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 2 14%
Student > Bachelor 2 14%
Professor 2 14%
Student > Postgraduate 2 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 7%
Other 2 14%
Unknown 3 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 21%

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