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Mycopathologia

, Volume 140, Issue 2, pp 85–87 | Cite as

Prevalence of otomycosis in malnourished children in Edo State, Nigeria

  • I.B. Enweani
  • H. Igumbor
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Abstract

Out of the total number at 200 suspected cases of otomycoses consisting of 40 malnourished and 160 apparently healthy children examined in this study between the months of July and August in Edo State, 64 Cases (32%) were identified to be of fungal aetiology on the basis of positive culture and careful microscopic exarnination. The state at protein energy malnourishment was deterwined using physicians' comments in their case files. The fungal agents isolated were Aspergillus niger 28 (43.8%); A. fumigatus 4 (25%); Fusarium solari 4 (6.3%); Candida albicans 8 (12.5%); and Hendersonula teruloidea types torn B 5 (6.3%). Of these isolates, A. niger having an solation rate of (43.8%) was found to be the most predominant fungal species associated with otomycosis.

Keywords

Nigeria Otitis Medium Candida Albicans Healthy Child Penicillium Notatum 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • I.B. Enweani
    • 1
  • H. Igumbor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyEdo State UniversityEdo StateNigeria

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