otomycosis


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otomycosis

[‚ōd·ə‚mī′kō·səs]
(medicine)
Fungus infection of the external ear, usually caused by Aspergillus niger and A. fumigatus.
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However, it is still used in refractory otomycosis and local infection via topical route [7, 8].
Fungitoxic effect of some organic volatile substances against fungi causing otomycosis. Mycoses, 1994; 37(7-8) 299-304.
Niger, another important isolated specie, is known to cause serious otomycosis characterised by severe pain and swelling of the ear with temporary hear loss and in severe cases damage to ear canal and tympanic membrane.
The findings of the study entitled 'Fungal Contamination of Mobile phone Earpieces Used by Students of a Nigerian University, A Risk for Otomycosis' which was carried out by Onyebueke Ebere A; Ikwueze U.J and Aladenika S.T was presented at 6th Unibadan Conference of Biomedical Research.
Aural toileting was done to remove any debris or co-existing discharge or otomycosis. Acetic acid ear drops were administered for a week and the ear was re-examined under the Carl Zeiss Microscope and further aural toileting was performed.
Subjects who had suffered from infection of the external ear such as diffuse external otitis or otomycosis and subjects who had history of HIV-AIDS, diabetes mellitus, and autoimmune disease were excluded from this study.
Fifty-seven other patients (63.3%) with ear diseases such as otitis externa, acute otitis media, otomycosis, and foreign body in the ear canal were managed with conservative treatment.
On ENT examination, including anamnesis and microscopic otoscopy, these patients will usually have no findings indicative of a bacterial infection, active dermatological disease (such as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis), or otomycosis (5).
Otomycosis, also known as fungal otitis externa, are fungal infections of the external auditory canal and seldom involve the middle ear.
Concomitant otomycosis and dermatomycoses: A clinical and microbiological study.
Otomycosis; clinical features, predisposing factors and treatment implications.