Mycopathologia

, Volume 104, Issue 1, pp 47–50 | Cite as

Fungal infections of ear with special reference to chronic suppurative otitis media

  • P. Talwar
  • A. Chakrabarti
  • Poonamjit Kaur
  • R. K. Pahwa
  • Ashok Mittal
  • Y. N. Mehra
Article

Abstract

Fungus were found to take important role in ear infections of the 344 patients (CSOM 286, Otomycosis 44, Otitis externa 14), significant fungal infections (with positive smear and culture) were detected on 49%, 79.5%, 66.6% patients respectively. 84.8% patients were detected both by smear and culture, 14.1% patients by culture and 0.1% patients in smear preparation only. In CSOM patients, age predominated in 20–27 yrs group, sex in male below 30 yrs, and Aspergillus flavus, A. niger, Penicillium, A. fumigatus in mycelial fungus, Candida albicans, C. parapsillosis in yeast. But in 18 post antibiotic fungus infected patients Penicillium and A. niger were the important isolates. In otomycosis and otitis externa patients A. niger took the main role.

Keywords

Aspergillus Candida Fungal Infection Otitis Medium Candida Albicans 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Baruah PC, Agarwal SC, Arora MML, Mehra YN. Clinical and microbiological studies in suppurative otitis media in Chandigarh. Ind Jn Otolaryng 1972; 24:151–60.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Bergstrom LV, Hemenway WG, Barnhart RA. Rhinocerebral and otologic Mucormycosis. Ann Otol 1970; 79:70–81.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Kunelskaya VYA. Significance of fungal flora in CSOM. Vestn Otorinolaringol (Rus) 1969; 31:28–32.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Larina TN, Semenova VI. Candida-mycosis in children. Vestn Otorinolaringol (Rus) 1967; 29:59–61.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Lodder J. The yeasts: A taxonomic study. Amsterdam: North Holland Publishing Company & Oxford: NHPC Ltd 1974;900.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Pasternak NI, Brysin VG, Damilova RD. Sensitization to mould and yeast like fungi in chronic purulent otitis media. Vest Otorinolaringol (Rus) 1973; 35:35–38.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Rippon JW. Medical mycology: The pathogenic fungi and the pathogenic actinomycetes. Philadelphia: WB Saunders Company, 1982.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Sengupta RP, Kacker SK. Otomycosis. Ind Jn Med Sci 1978; 32:5–7.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Talwar
    • 2
  • A. Chakrabarti
    • 2
  • Poonamjit Kaur
    • 2
  • R. K. Pahwa
    • 2
  • Ashok Mittal
    • 1
    • 2
  • Y. N. Mehra
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of E.N.T.Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChadigarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of Medical MicrobiologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChadigarhIndia

Personalised recommendations