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otomycosis

 [o″to-mi-ko´sis]
otitis externa caused by a fungal infection; it thrives in warm, moist climates and is encouraged by poor local hygiene and swimming. Symptoms include itching, which may be intense, pain, and a stinging sensation in the external acoustic meatus. It is treated with antibiotics to prevent secondary infection and the administration of ear drops containing neomycin or polymyxin B sulfate. The area should be cleaned locally with dilute aluminum acetate solution combined with acetic acid before ear drops are applied.

o·to·my·co·sis

(ō'tō-mī-kō'sis),
An infection in which fungal mycelia are seen in cerumen and desquamated cells in the external auditory canal, usually unilateral, with scaling, itching, and pain as the primary symptoms. The fungus does not invade tissue and plays little role in pathogenicity.

otomycosis

/oto·my·co·sis/ (-mi-ko´sis) otitis externa caused by a fungal infection.

otomycosis

[ō′tōmīkō′sis]
a lesion of the external ear caused by a fungus infection.

o·to·my·co·sis

(ō'tō-mī-kō'sis)
An infection due to a fungus in the external auditory canal, usually unilateral, with scaling, itching, and pain as the primary symptoms.

otomycosis

Fungus infection of the external ear. A form of OTITIS EXTERNA.

otomycosis

a fungal infection of the external auditory meatus and ear canal. Aspergillus spp. and the yeasts Pityrosporum spp. are most commonly found in the ears of animals with otitis externa, sometimes as a result of prolonged antibiotic therapy rather than as primary pathogens.
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