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Moraxella catarrhalisLarge, Gram-negative diplococcusFastidious, nonmotile, aerobicPsuedomonadales; GammaproteobacteriaHuman pathogenInfects upper respiratory tractCan also cause infections in ear, eye, CNS, andjointsThird most common cause of otitis media andsinusitis in childrenImmunocompromised hosts (HIV/AIDS patients) aresusceptibleEnters via the nasopharynxCan be cultured on blood or chocolate agarplates%20bacteria/Moraxella%20catarrhalis%20microscopy.jpgN. Patel F2013
Moraxella catarrhalisAttaches to host cells and infects using TrimericAutotransporter Adhesins (TAA) such as UspA1 and A2proteinsAnchor inserts into outer membrane
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