The procedure currently used to diagnose infection in otitis externa has several limitations: it is slow to culture organisms on growth media, fungal infections are often missed, and extensive laboratory facilities and mycological expertise are required. A rapid, accurate and sensitive assay would greatly improve patient care by initiating appropriate antifungal treatment at the onset of disease. We report the development of a rapid detection assay for otomycosis using fungal-specific monoclo...Expand abstract
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Otomycosis: the detection of fungi in ears by immunofluorescence microscopy.
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