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Life threatening Branhamella catarrhalis pneumonia in young infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2125625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Branhamella catarrhalis is a common nasopharyngeal commensal organism but is also a recognised pathogen. Lower respiratory tract infections caused by this organism have been reported in adults but not, to our knowledge, in otherwise healthy infants. Two infants, born prematurely, suffered near fatal pneumonia. Branhamella catarrhalis was the only microbial pathogen isolated in each case. We suggest that initial antibiotic therapy for severe pneumonia in young infants should be tailored to cover B. catarrhalis infection.
C Dyson; H D Poonyth; M Watkinson; S J Rose
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of infection     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0163-4453     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Infect.     Publication Date:  1990 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-28     Completed Date:  1991-02-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7908424     Medline TA:  J Infect     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  305-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology, East Birmingham Hospital, Bordesley Green, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis*
Pneumonia / microbiology*
Respiratory Tract Infections / microbiology*
Risk Factors

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