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Moraxella catarrhalis

  • General information

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Taxonomy
      Family: Moraxellaceae

      Natural habitats
      Part of the normal flora of the upper respiratory tract, and sometimes colonize the female genitals.

      Clinical significance
      M. catarrhalis is an exclusively human pathogen and is common cause of otitis media in infants and children and they are an important cause of lower respiratory tract infections, particularly in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

  • Gram stain

    • the following information is not yet verified
      Gram negative diplococci

      They occur intra- or extracellularly

  • Culture characteristics

    • the following information is not yet verified

      Obligate aerobic

      Colonies are 1-3 mm after 24 hours, gray to white, opaque, and smooth

      When they are pushed by a loop (öse), they remain intact and glide over the agar as a “hockey puck”

      McConkey no growth

      BBAØ no growth

  • Characteristics

  • References

    • James Versalovic et al.(2011) Manual of Clinical Microbiology 10th Edition

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