Table 2: Fungi-bacteria association in study (otomycosis) and control groups.

Fungal isolatesStudy group ( )Control group ( )Study group ( )Control group ( )
Number of cases positive for fungi (%)Number of cases positive for bacteria (%)Number of cases positive for fungi (%)Number of cases positive for bacteria (%) Associated bacterial isolates, number (%)

A. niger complex38 (38)25 (66)11 (22)5 (13.2)S. aureus 12 (31.5)
Proteus 3 (7.9)
P. aeruginosa 7 (18.4)
Klebsiella 3 (7.9)
S. aureus 1 (9.1)
S. epidermidis 4 (36.4)

A. fumigatus complex27 (27)17 (63)2 (4)1 (3.7)S. aureus 4 (14.8)
Proteus 3 (11.1)
P. aeruginosa 8 (29.6)
Klebsiella 3 (11.1)
Corynebacteria 1 (50)

A. flavus complex15 (15)9 (60)2 (4)0 (0)S. aureus 7 (14.8)
Proteus 1 (3.7)
P. aeruginosa 1 (3.7)
0 (0)

Penicillium spp.8 (8)2 (25)2 (4)0 (0)S. aureus 2 (25)0 (0)

C. albicans 4 (4)3 (75)3 (6)0 (0)S. aureus 1 (25)
P. aeruginosa 2 (50)
0 (0)

Rhizopus spp.1 (1)1 (100)1 (2)0 (0)S. aureus 1 (100)0 (0)

Chrysosporium 1 (1)1 (100)0 (0)0 (0)S. aureus 1 (100)0 (0)

Mixed fungal infections6 (6)5 (83)0 (0)0 (0)S. aureus 3 (50)
P. aeruginosa 2 (38.3)
0 (0)

Total100 (100)63 (63)21 (42)6 (12)