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Otomycosis: A common problem in North Iraq

  • M. M. Yehia (a1), H. M. Al-Habib (a1) and N. M. Shehab (a2)

Otomycosis is a common disease in North Iraq. Of the 219 cases diagnosed clinically in Mosul Teaching Hospital seen during a 15 month period, 179 were due to fungus infection. The disease was more frequently encountered in young adults whose age was range from 16–30 years. The incidence of the disease was significantly higher in females (65.4 per cent), mainly housewives, than in males. Aspergillus species were the dominant isolated fungi (92.1 per cent).

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M. M. Yehia, Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Mosul—IRAQ.
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