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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Shepherd, "A descriptive study of 42 cases of Branhamella catarrhalis pneumonia," American Journal of Medicine, vol.
Shall, "Respiratory infections caused by Branhamella catarrhalis.
Hemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Branhamella catarrhalis, and Staphylococcus aureus were cultured in 66.
Moraxella catarrhalis, also known as Micrococcus catarrhalis, Neisseria catarrhalis, or Branhamella catarrhalis is a gram-negative, aerobic, oxidase-positive diplococcus.
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.
The 3 most common bacteria in AOM are Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus species, and Branhamella catarrhalis.
influenzae, and Branhamella catarrhalis, that might ordinarily overgrow other bacteria in culture.
14] Several organisms in the pharynx may produce [Beta]-lactamase, most notably Staphylococcus aureus, S epidermidis, other coagulase negative staphylococci, Branhamella catarrhalis, Hemophilus influenzae, and anaerobes such as Bacteroides melaninogenicus, B buccalis, B buccae, and B fragilis; Fusobacterium species and actinomycetes.
Serum specimens from hospitalized patients with pneumonia were tested for antibodies to Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumolysin, pneumolysin immune complexes, C polysaccharide, surface protein A, Haemophilus influenzae, and Branhamella catarrhalis by Dr.