Full of Questions!
goo at epix.net
Mon Feb 23 10:04:26 EST 1998
Yersinia wrote in message <199802202330.SAA02962 at pop.cybernex.net>...
>The description given for M. urethralis (short plump rods, CO+, usually
>catalase positive) - I did a catalase test on "mine" and it is weakly
>catalase positive; does not produce acid from carbohydrates - sounded
>"close enough" to the observations/results I had for "my" bug that it
>caused me to consider that Oligella urethralis was originally classified
>as Moraxella urethralis. I queried several colleagues on this. Only one
>of them had even heard of Oligella, and she couldn't answer my question.
The "Moraxella-like" Moraxella urethralis was renamed Oligella
urethralis (around 1987). Oligella urethralis can be pathogenic,
typically isolated from urine - (usually penicillin sensitive),
and is commonly misidentified.
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