Moraxella catarrhalis

(redirected from Micrococcus catarrhalis)

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 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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In addition to the presence of innumerable saprophytes in the mouth and pharynx, one may find in the saliva and pharyngeal mucus, streptococci and staphylococci, micrococcus catarrhalis, pneumococci, diphtheria and pseudodiphtheria bacilli, meningococci, tubercle bacilli and many other pathogenic bacteria.
Moraxella catarrhalis, also known as Micrococcus catarrhalis, Neisseria catarrhalis, or Branhamella catarrhalis is a gram-negative, aerobic, oxidase-positive diplococcus.