Necrotising external otitis caused by Aspergillus wentii: a case report.

  title={Necrotising external otitis caused by Aspergillus wentii: a case report.},
  author={Colby Halsey and Hillary Lumley and John Luckit},
  volume={54 4},
Necrotising external otitis (NEO) is a destructive, potentially fatal, infection usually seen in elderly diabetics or the immunocompromised. The commonest causative organism is Pseudomonas but immunocompromised patients are additionally susceptible to opportunistic infections. Here we describe the first reported case of NEO caused by a previously unknown human pathogen--Aspergillus wentii. A review of the literature reveals that fungal NEO is associated with a high rate of cranial nerve palsies… CONTINUE READING

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