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Otomycosis
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Otomycosis

Contributors: Paul C. Bryson MD
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Synopsis

Fungal infection causing inflammation in the external auditory canal. Causal fungal species commonly include Aspergillus and Candida, and rarely include Phycomycetes, Rhizopus, Actinomyces, and Penicillium. Common findings include ear pruritus, hearing loss, otalgia, otorrhea, and aural fullness. Uncommon cause of otitis externa.

Treatment includes thorough ear cleaning combined with topical antifungal therapy. Several cleanings may be necessary. Severe cases may require referral to an otolaryngologist for intense cleaning.

Codes

ICD10CM:
B36.8 – Other specified superficial mycoses

SNOMEDCT:
53316003 – Otomycosis

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Last Updated:07/13/2016
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Otomycosis
Otomycosis : Hearing loss, Fungal culture positive, Otalgia, Otorrhea, Ear itch
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