Moraxella catarrhalis

From WikiLectures


Moraxella catarrhalis, formerly also Neisseria catarrhalis and Branhamella catarrhalis, is part of the physiological flora of the upper respiratory tract. It is a conditioned pathogen causing inflammation of the upper and lower respiratory tract.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Diseases[edit | edit source]

It causes inflammation of the upper respiratory tract in children (sinusitis, otitis media), and inflammation of the lower respiratory tract (pneumonia) in adults. It may be the cause of sepsis.

Therapy[edit | edit source]


Links[edit | edit source]

Related articles[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • BEDNÁŘ, Marek – SOUČEK, Andrej – FRAŇKOVÁ, Věra. Lékařská mikrobiologie : Bakteriologie, virologie, parazitologie. 1. edition. Praha : Marvil, 1996. 558 pp. ISBN 80-238-0297-6.
  • RYŠKOVÁ, Olga. Mikrobiologie pro studující zubního lékařství. 1. edition. Praha : Karolinum, 2004. 234 pp. ISBN 80-246-0834-0.
  • Incomplete citation of publication. ŠMÍROVÁ, Václava. Úvod do lékařské mikrobiologie. 1. edition. Plzeň : Lékařská fakulta UK v Plzni, 


Links[edit | edit source]

  1. ↑ CONSTANTINESCU, Michael. Moraxella catarrhalis Infection: Prognosis  [online]. Last revision 2014-08-29, [cit. 2014-10-18]. < https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/222320-overview >.