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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 192-194

Otomycosis due to Aspergillus versicolor


1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University (Deemed to be), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, IDS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University (Deemed to be), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
3 Division of Microbiology, ICMR-National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
4 Medical Research Laboratory, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha “O” Anusandhan University (Deemed to be), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Santosh Kumar Swain
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, IMS and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_89_19

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Otomycosis is a common clinical entity seen in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. Aspergillus and Candida are the most common causative fungi in otomycosis. Aspergillus versicolor is an extremely rare causative agent for otomycosis. The clinical symptoms presented by patients are usually itching of the ear canal, otalgia, and discharge from the ear. The diagnosis of otomycosis is done on the basis of clinical presentations, microscopy and culture. The correct identification of A. versicolor is often challenging in routine clinical practice. Successful treatment of otomycosis due to A. versicolor requires prompt diagnosis and immediate treatment as delay or nontreatment may lead into rapid spread of this infection with lethal outcome. Here, we are presenting a case of an immunocompetent male presented with itching, ear discharge, pain, and ear block due to otomycosis caused by A. versicolor.


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