Otitis caused by Scedosporium apiospermum in an immunocompetent child

H. S. Bhally, C. Shields, S. Y. Lin, W. G. Merz

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Scedosporium apiospermum (Pseudallescheria boydii) is a ubiquitous saprophytic mold. It is considered an infrequent but important and emerging human pathogen, mostly in immunocompromised hosts. Otomycosis secondary to S. apiospermum is extremely rare. We report an 8-year-old immunocompetent male who developed otitis media and otitis externa from S. apiospermum, which was successful treated with combination of surgical debridement and topical clotrimazole therapy. A brief literature review of infections caused by S. apiospermum follows the case presentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)975-978
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2004


  • Otitis
  • Pseudallescheria boydii
  • Scedosporium apiospermum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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