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Title: New findings in black piedra infection
Authors: Figueras, M. J.
Guarro, J.
Zaror, L.
Abstract: We provide clear evidence ol' the keratinolytic activity of this fungus at the cuticular and at the cortex level. Hairs with black piedra isolated from Brazilian Indians (Xingu) were investigated studying serial sections i'or light and transmission electron microscopy. The fungus showed a strong keratinolytic activity being able to destroy both the cuticle and the hair cortex. The sequence of degradation of the histological components of the hair followed a similar pattern lo ihat reported for dermatophytes and other keratinolytic fungi.
Keywords: Brazil
Health of Indigenous Peoples
Indians, South American
Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Hair Diseases
Keywords: Região Norte
Região Amazônica
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Doenças de Pele e do Tecido Conjuntivo
Doenças do Cabelo
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: British Association of Dermatologists
Citation: FIGUERAS, M. J.; GUARRO, J.; ZAROR, L. New findings in black piedra infection. British Journal of Dermatology, v. 135, n. 1, p. 157-158, 1996.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2133.1996.d01-967.x
ISSN: 1365-2133
Copyright: open access
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