Branhamella catarrhalis pneumonia in patients with immunoglobulin abnormalities

Anand Karnad, Salvador Alvarez, Steven L. Berk

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Abstract

The importance of Branhamella catarrhalis pneumonia has only recently been appreciated. Predisposing underlying illnesses associated with this organism have not yet been clarified. We report five cases of Branhamella catarrhalis pneumonia occurring in patients with diseases associated with documented quantitative immunoglobulin deficiencies. Normal immunoglobulins appear to be important host defense mechanisms in preventing infection with this organism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1360-1362
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern medical journal
Volume79
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1986
Externally publishedYes

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