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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Nov;32(11):1296-8. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3182a6df50.

Possible association of Kingella kingae with infantile spondylodiscitis.

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From the *Pediatric Orthopedic Service; and †Pediatric Radiology Service, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.

Abstract

The course of the spondylodiscitis' infantile form is characterized by a mild-to-moderate clinical and biologic inflammatory response. Unfortunately, blood and disk/vertebral aspiration cultures show a high percentage of negative results. However, detecting Kingella kingae DNA in the oropharynx provided reasonable suspicion, to our opinion, that this microorganism is responsible for the spondylodiscitis.

PMID:
24131988
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e3182a6df50
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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