Phialemonium infection complicating chronic suppurative otitis media

Dan L. Pong, Tal Marom, Tomoko Makishima

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Phialemonium infection in humans is rare. We report a 7-year-old healthy boy who presented with chronic otorrhea, which persisted despite adequate antibiotic therapy and four preservative tympanomastoidectomy operations. Following 3 years of intermittent topical antibiotic therapy, cultures eventually grew Phialemonium, which necessitated a more extensive operation, combined with systemic/topical anti-fungal agent to achieve clinical cure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Mycology Case Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Chronic suppurative otitis media
  • Fungal infection
  • Middle ear
  • Phialemonium
  • Tympanomastoidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases


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