Otomycosis in São Paulo

Alternative title Otomicose em São Paulo (Brasil)
Author Zaror, Luis Conrado Google Scholar
Gompertz, Olga Fischman Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Suzuki, Fabio Akira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Felipe, Ricardo Galvani Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidad Austral de Chile Facultad de Medicina Instituto de Microbiología Clínica
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract In view of the lack of researches on otomycoses in Brazil, we have tried to study their incidence, their clinical characteristics and the predisponent factors During one year, 22 suspected cases were seen, 20 of them corresponded to otomycosis infections. The most frequent species were Aspergillus niger (35%) and Candida albicans (20%). The genus Aspergillus represented 75% of the isolates. Itching and hyperaemia (70%), otalgia (65%), hipoacusia (50%) were the commonest signs. Lack of cerumen (70%) chronic otitis (30%) previous antibiotic therapy and eczema (25%) were the most outstanding predisponent factors.

Em vista da escassez de publicações sobre otomicoses no Brasil, foi projetada uma pesquisa para conhecer a incidência, características clínicas, fatores predisponentes e agentes etiológicos da micose. Durante um ano, 22 casos suspeitos foram estudados, 20 dos quais corresponderam à otomicoses. As espécies mais freqüentemente isoladas foram Aspergillus niger (35%) e Candida albicans (20%). O gênero Aspergillus representou 75% dos isolamentos. Os sinais clínicos mais comuns foram prurido e hiperemia (70%), otalgia (65%), hipoacusia (50%). Falta de cerumen (70%), otite crônica (30%), antibioticoterapia prévia e eczema (25%) foram os fatores predisponentes mais relevantes.
Keywords Otomycosis
Aspergillus spp
Candida albicans
Language English
Date 1991-06-01
Published in ZAROR, Luis Conrado et al . Otomycosis in São Paulo. Rev. Inst. Med. trop. S. Paulo, São Paulo , v. 33, n. 3, p. 169-173, jun. 1991
ISSN 0036-4665 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Instituto de Medicina Tropical
Extent 169-173
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-46651991000300001
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:A1991FY68100001
SciELO ID S0036-46651991000300001 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/282

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