Otomycosis involving the left ear canal

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Otorhinolaryngology

Case description

The term, otomycosis refers to a superficial fungal infection of the ear canal/passage. The most common symptoms are: earache, itchiness, and discharge. During the examination a reddish ear canal can be seen due to the inflammation but also whitish debris, discharge, and the fungal material itself including the hyphae with or without spores. The principal causative organisms are candida and aspergillus. In this video we can see an otomycosis involving the left ear canal. We can see very clearly the cotton-white fungal hyphae and a mixture of white, and black spores. There is also an inflammation of the surrounding ear canal which is covered with a whitish sloughs material.

tags: otomycosis superficial fungal infection ear canal earache itchiness hyphae spores

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