Dynamics of respiratory tract colonization by Branhamella catarrhalis in bronchiectasis.


Branhamella catarrhalis is increasingly recognized as a lower respiratory tract pathogen, particularly in chronic lung diseases. This project defines a population of patients in whom the dynamics of colonization and infection caused by this organism could be studied. A method employing pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) of genomic DNA was developed… (More)