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Arch Pediatr. 1998 Feb;5(2):159-62.

[Multifocal invasive Kingella kingae infection].

[Article in French]

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Service de pédiatrie, hôpital Victor-Dupouy, Argenteuil, France.

Abstract

CASE REPORT:

A 2-year-old child, non immunodeficient, presented with septicemia due to Kingella kingae successively complicated by meningitis, arthritis of one knee and endocarditis. Outcome was favourable after a long and adjusted antibiotherapy, involving in particular for the endocarditis ceftriaxone (100 mg/kg/d) and amikacin (20 mg/kg/d) during 3 weeks, then amoxicillin per os (200 mg/kg/d) during 3 weeks.

CONCLUSIONS:

Bacteriologic characteristics of the bacteria, the culture of which requires medium base with additional nutrient are reviewed. The tropism of Kingella kingae is essentially osteoarticular and cardiac as shown by the cases reported in the literature. Its susceptibility to antibiotics explains the frequent favourable outcome.

PMID:
10223137
DOI:
10.1016/S0929-693X(97)86830-3
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