An infection of hair shafts, especially of the axillary and pubic regions, with nocardiae. Yellow, red, or black concretions develop around the infected hair shafts and contain the causative agent and, frequently, micrococci.
See also: trichomycosis, trichomycosis axillaris
[tricho- + Nocardia + G. -osis, condition]
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