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Pediatr Cardiol. 1997 Nov-Dec;18(6):445-6.

Kingella kingae endocarditis in a child with hair-cartilage hypoplasia.

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Department of Pediatrics, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, PO Box 3235, Jerusalem 91031, Israel.

Abstract

Kingella kingae is a fastidious Gram-negative rod that since the 1980s has been appreciated as a cause of a variety of human infections, including bone and joint infections, bacteremia, and rarely endocarditis [2, 6, 7, 9]. K. kingae endocarditis is rare, and only a few cases occur in normal, native valves. We report a case of K. kingae endocarditis in a patient with hair-cartilage hypoplasia who had previously undergone bone marrow transplantation. The combination of these rare conditions is discussed.

PMID:
9326695
DOI:
10.1007/s002469900227
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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