Prevalence of otomycosis in malnourished children in Edo State, Nigeria.
Out of the total number at 200 suspected cases of otomycoses consisting of 40 malnourished and 160 apparently healthy children examined in this study between the months of July and August in Edo State, 64 Cases (32%) were identified to be of fungal aetiology on the basis of positive culture and careful microscopic examination.
The state at protein energy malnourishment was deterwined using physicians'comments in their case files.
The fungal agents isolated were Aspergillux niger 28 (43.8%) ; A. fumigatus 4 (25%) Fusarium solori 4 (6.3%) ; Candida albicans 8 (12.5%) ; and Hendersonula teruloidea types torn B 5 (6.3%). Of these isolates, A. niger having an solation rate of (43.8%) was found to be the most predominant fungal species associated with otomycosis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enfant, Homme, Malnutrition, Nigéria, Afrique, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Etiologie, Fungi, Thallophyta, Otomycose, ORL pathologie, Oreille externe pathologie, Mycose, Infection
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Child, Human, Malnutrition, Nigeria, Africa, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Etiology, Fungi, Thallophyta, Otomycosis, ENT disease, External ear disease, Mycosis, Infection
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Cote : 98-0350037
Code Inist : 002B05D02G. Création : 27/11/1998.