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Can trichomycosis nodularis be cured?

Treatment of trichomycosis nodularis is usually effective and people usually recover fully. Sometimes, when the fungal infection does not respond to a certain treatment, a combination of treatment methods must be used. For example, the most effective treatment for some forms of white piedra is a combination of shaving the affected area and consistent use of topical antifungal medication. However, an infection of white piedra has been known to return after having been successfully treated. Prompt treatment is crucial for people with weakened immune systems due to diseases such as AIDS or neutropenia (a deficiency of white blood cells). This helps prevent the infection of piedra from spreading to internal organs, a process called visceral dissemination.

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