Moraxella catarrhalis Infection Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: Michael Constantinescu, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Moraxella catarrhalis infection?

What is the pathophysiology of Moraxella catarrhalis infection?

What is the US prevalence of Moraxella catarrhalis infections?

What is the prognosis of Moraxella catarrhalis infection?

What are the most significant infections caused by Moraxella catarrhalis?

Presentation

Which clinical findings are characteristic of Moraxella catarrhalis infection?

What is the prevalence of common colds caused by Moraxella catarrhalis infection?

Which clinical history finds are characteristic of Moraxella catarrhalis-caused otitis media?

Which clinical history finds are characteristic of Moraxella catarrhalis-caused sinusitis?

Which clinical history finds are characteristic of Moraxella catarrhalis-caused lower respiratory tract infection?

Which clinical history finds are characteristic of Moraxella catarrhalis-caused nosocomial infections?

Which clinical history finds are characteristic of Moraxella catarrhalis-caused bacteremia?

What other infections may occur with Moraxella catarrhalis infection?

What are the possible complications of Moraxella catarrhalis infection?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnosis of Moraxella catarrhalis infection?

What are the differential diagnoses for Moraxella catarrhalis Infection?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of Moraxella catarrhalis infection?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Moraxella catarrhalis infection?

Treatment

How is treatment selection determined for Moraxella catarrhalis infection?

Which specialist consultations may be beneficial to patients with Moraxella catarrhalis infection?

What is the role of pharmacologic therapy in the treatment of Moraxella catarrhalis infection?

How are Moraxella catarrhalis infections prevented?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of Moraxella catarrhalis infection?

Which medications in the drug class Antimicrobials are used in the treatment of Moraxella catarrhalis Infection?