Issue N# 2 - 2002
Otomycosis due to Scopulariopsis brevicaulis.
Authors : M. Besbes, F. Makni, F. Cheikh-Rouhou, H. Sellami, K. Kharrat, A. Ayadi (Sfax)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2002;123,2:77-78.
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We report a case of otomycosis due to Scopulariopsis brevicaulis in a patient with left cholesteatomatous chronic otitis media who presented with otorrhea associated with left otalgia. Scopulariopsis brevicaulis is a fungus which is rarely described as causing otomycosis although it is a saprophyte and widespread in the environment. In this case the contamination could be due to intensive gardening with poor hygiene. Its mycologic diagnosis is relatively easy and nystatin remains the most effective treatment in this region.
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