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How does trichomycosis nodularis affect the body?

An infection of trichomycosis nodularis can occur in any area of the body where hair follicles are present, including the scalp, pubic area, arms, face, or legs, among other places. The presence of fungal nodules (piedra) on the hair fiber can cause it to weaken and break. This can result in brittle or thinner hair and even patches of hair loss in areas where the infection is most severe.

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