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J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2014 Jun;3(2):160-2. doi: 10.1093/jpids/pit003. Epub 2013 Mar 15.

Age-Dependent Carriage of Kingella kingae in Young Children and Turnover of Colonizing Strains.

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1
Clinical Microbiology Laboratory.
2
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Abstract

In a longitudinal study, Kingella kingae carriage rate was nil below 6 months of age, 1.5% at 6 months, 9.6% at 12 months, remained stable between 10.4% and 12.0% during the second year of life, and decreased significantly to 5.3% at 30 months. Replacement of carried strains occurred over time.

KEYWORDS:

Kingella kingae; prevalence rate; respiratory colonization; strain turnover; young children

PMID:
26625369
DOI:
10.1093/jpids/pit003

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