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Arch Fr Pediatr. 1989 Aug-Sep;46(7):521-4.

[Kingella kingae osteomyelitis].

[Article in French]

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Services de Pédiatrie et de Bactériologie, Hôpital Saint-Joseph, Paris.


A case of Kingella kingae osteomyelitis characterized by an early onset of cellulitis, positive blood culture and negative bone scintigraphy is reported. Exclusive of vertebral involvement, eleven cases have been described in the pediatric literature. The bacterial nature of this disorder may prove hard to demonstrate since fever, leucocytosis, and increased CRP levels are inconstant. The difficulties of isolation and growth of Kingella kingae as well as its likely resistance to antistaphylococcal agents constitute the main features of this type of infection.

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