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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 2943-2947

Otomycosis in Bikaner: A Clinico-Mycological Study
Geeta Tinna, Sanju Pannuâƒ*, Anjali Gupta and B.P. Sharma
Dept. of Microbiology, SPMC Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding author

Otomycosis is often an infection of the pinna, the external auditory meatus, however, the disease may occur in the middle ear if the tympanic membrane is perforated. It is mainly characterized by pruritus, otalgia, aural fullness, hearing impairment and tinnitus. We collected ear swabs or skin scrapings from 150 suspected cases of otomycosis and subjected them for KOH mount and fungus culture. Out of total 64 cases (42.6%) turned out to be caused by fungus only and 39 (26%) cases showed presence of fungus along with bacteria, while 47(31.3%) cases did not show presence of any fungus as only pyogenic bacteria were isolated from them. Aspergillus niger (56), Aspergillus fumigatus (22), Aspergillus flavus (10), Aspergillus nidulans (04), Aspergillus terreus (02), Candida albicans (10), Alternaria sp. (02) and Rhizopus (06), Mucor (02) and Penicillium (03) were predominant etiological agents. Ear picking was a predisposing factor in 78(75.7%) cases followed by use of antibiotic 39(37.8%), oiling07 (6.7%). Only 6 cases were diabetic.

Keywords: Otomycosis, Fungus, External auditory meatus

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Geeta Tinna, Sanju Pannuâƒ, Anjali Gupta and Sharma, B.P. 2017. Otomycosis in Bikaner: A Clinico-Mycological StudyInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 2943-2947. doi:
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