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Article
July 9, 1927

OTOMYCOSIS: REPORT OF THREE CASES

Author Affiliations

Memphis, Tenn.

JAMA. 1927;89(2):112. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.92690020002011b
Abstract

I am prompted to report these cases because of a recent article1 on otomycosis by Dr. Joseph W. Miller of New York.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.  —Mrs. F., aged 40, seen in my office, June 16, 1926, had never had any ear trouble until four days previously, when she noticed an itching and fulness in the right ear. Examination showed a large whitish gray mass, completely covering the membrana tympani and the lining of the bony canal wall. Strong irrigation dislodged the mass, which was like a cast of the drum membrane and inner canal wall. It was definitely a fungus growth macroscopically, so microscopic examination was not made. The ear was scrubbed out with 95 per cent alcohol and 2 per cent salicylic acid in alcohol prescribed for use at home. There were no further symptoms and no recurrences.

Case 2. 

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