Infections with Acinetobacter, Moraxella and Branhamella

Last Updated: 2019-08-26

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

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  • The 3 gram-negative germs belong to the physiological flora, but are optionally pathological in immunosuppression.


  • Acinetobacter species are frequently found inguinal, axillary, perineal and interdigital without disease value, but can also lead to sepsis due to secondary wound infection.


  • Moraxella can be etiologically significant for the development of eye infections, reactive arthritis and septic vasculitis.


  • Branhamella catarrhalis is a trigger of purulent bronchitis.

  1. Henriksen, S.D., Moraxella, neisseria, branhamella, and acinetobacter. Annu Rev Microbiol, 1976.  30 : p. 63-83.