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Gram Negative Cocci

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Which of the following statements best characterizes Moraxella catarrhalis? (AIIMS May 2012)



A A gram – negative, pleomorphic rod that can cause endocarditis

B A gram-negative rod, fusiform-shaped, that is associated with periodontal disease but may cause sepsis

C The causative agent of rat-bite fever

D The causative agent of sinusitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia

Ans. D The causative agent of sinusitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia

a. Moraxella catarrhalis is a Gram Negative coccus arranged as pair with adjacent sides flattened

b. Obligate aerobes

c. Catalase and oxidase positive, nonfermenters, DNase+, tributyrin hydrolysis+

d. Common cause of bronchitis/ bronchopneumonia in COPD and elderly

e. Conjunctivitis,Sinusitis and OM in healthy.

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