Ear: Aspergillus niger – Shipped 18 January 2016
This challenge was sent as a simulated ear sample. Laboratories were expected to isolate and identify Aspergillus niger
MAIN EDUCATIONAL POINTS from 1601-3
- A. niger is the most frequently encountered agent of otomycosis (51%).
- Otomycosis may occur as an acute, subacute, or chronic non-invasive infection with inflammation and exudate.