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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Apr;31(4):415-7. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318240cf8a.

Epidemiology of invasive Kingella kingae infections in 2 distinct pediatric populations cohabiting in one geographic area.

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Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Abstract

The annual incidence of invasive Kingella kingae infection in children younger than 4 years of age was significantly higher in westernized Jews than in indigent Bedouins living side by side in southern Israel (12.21/100,000 and 5.83/100,000, respectively, (P < 0.05). One K. kingae clone was overrepresented among isolates from Jewish children, suggesting that differences in bacterial pathogenicity may contribute to the morbidity excess detected in this population group.

PMID:
22146739
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e318240cf8a
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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