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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 May;32(5):558-60. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182867f5e.

Investigation of an outbreak of osteoarticular infections caused by Kingella kingae in a childcare center using molecular techniques.

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Univ Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, and AP-HP, Laboratoire de Microbiologie, Hôpital Robert-Debré, Paris, France.

Abstract

We describe an outbreak of 5 osteoarticular infections among 24 daycare center attendees. Polymerase chain reaction revealed Kingella kingae in the joint fluid of 1 child and in 85% of throat samples from healthy contacts. Multilocus sequence typing performed on the joint fluid and carriage isolates identified an unique sequence type. Rifampin failed to eradicate K. kingae carriage.

PMID:
23348810
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e3182867f5e
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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