MORAXELLA CATARRHALIS

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MICROBIOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

M. catarrhalis is an unencapsulated gram-negative diplococcus. Part of the normal flora of the upper airways, M. catarrhalis colonizes 33–100% of infants; the prevalence of colonization decreases steadily with age.

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MICROBIOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

M. catarrhalis is an unencapsulated gram-negative diplococcus. Part of the normal flora of the upper airways, M. catarrhalis colonizes 33–100% of infants; the prevalence of colonization decreases steadily with age.

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