Moraxella catarrhalis sepsis

Abstract

Moraxella catarrhalis is a Gram-negative aerobic diplococcus, commensal of the oro-pharingeal cavity, actually playing an emerging role in the upper respiratory tract infections together with Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae. This study reports the case of a twoyearold child who was admitted into hospital with fever, headache and vomit. The chest radiograph showed signs of basal lung involvementmaking the clinical suspicion of bacterial infectionlikely. From blood culture a Moraxella catarrhalis strain was isolated. In young children M. catarrhalis is known to cause otitis media and sinusitis, but only rarely bacteremia. In this case the child showed a clinical picture of lung infection and consequent sepsis due to M. catarrhalis.

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Published
2008-06-30
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Clinical Reports
Keywords:
Sepsi, Moraxella catarrhalis
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Gualdi, P., Collini, L., Schinella, M., & Mucci, G. (2008). Moraxella catarrhalis sepsis. Microbiologia Medica, 23(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/mm.2008.2590

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