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J Laryngol Otol. 1990 May;104(5):387-9.

Otomycosis: a common problem in north Iraq.

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Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Mosul, Iraq.


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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