Pathogens
Moraxella catarrhalis

Moraxella catarrhalis

Precautions

Standard Precautions

Susceptibilities

General Information

Gram negative diplococcus - non-fermenter

Frequent commensal flora of the upper respiratory tract in children

May be seen on gram-stain of sputum of smoker with an acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis

  • Acute exacerbation of COPD
  • Sinusitis
  • Otitis media
  • Community acquired pneumonia