Is trichomycosis nodularis contagious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Because trichomycosis nodularis is caused by a fungal infection, it can only be spread through contact with the fungi. Therefore, it is contagious through contact with an infected person. The fungi that cause piedra can also be found on infected animals, plants, soil, stagnant water, crops, or in the air. Any physical exposure to the fungi that cause trichomycosis nodularis can cause an infection.

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