Moraxella catarrhalis

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Mor·ax·el·la ca·tar·rha·'lis

a bacterial species that causes upper respiratory tract infections, particularly in immunocompromised hosts; the type species of the genus Moraxella.

Moraxella catarrhalis

a species of aerobic nonmotile bacteria found in both the normal and the diseased nasopharynx. It is a cause of otitis media and respiratory diseases. It is a significant pathogen in children and patients with underlying conditions. Formerly called Neisseria catarrhalis.

Moraxella catarrhalis

A fastidious, non-motile, gram-negative, aerobic diplococcus.

Moraxella catarrhalis

A species that is a frequent cause of upper and lower respiratory tract infections, including otitis media in children and bronchitis and pneumonia in the elderly. It is resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics such as most penicillins, but can be treated with many cephalosporins, macrolides, and sulfa drugs.
See also: Moraxella
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Impact of antimicrobial therapy on nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Branhamella catarrhalis in children with respiratory tract infections.
An extract of Sambucus nigra L (black elderberry) was found to have antimicrobial activity in vitro against the gram-positive bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes and group C and G Streptococci, against the grarn-negative bacterium Branhamella catarrhalis, and against human influenza viruses.
On hospital Day 4, ceftriaxone was started for thick, tan, tracheal secretions, the culture of which subsequently grew Staphylococcus aureus and Branhamella catarrhalis.
influenzae, and Branhamella catarrhalis, that might ordinarily overgrow other bacteria in culture.