Infections with Acinetobacter, Moraxella and Branhamella
Last Updated: 2023-07-07
Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.
- The 3 gram-negative germs belong to the physiological flora, but are facultatively pathological in immunosuppression.
- Acinetobacter species are commonly found inguinally, axillary, perineally and interdigitally without pathological value, but can also lead to sepsis through secondary wound infection.
- Moraxella may be aetiologically significant in the development of ocular infections, reactive arthritides and septic vasculitides.
- Branhamella catarrhalis is a trigger of purulent bronchitis.
- Henriksen, S.D., Moraxella, neisseria, branhamella, and acinetobacter. Annu Rev Microbiol, 1976. 30 : p. 63-83.