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Scand J Infect Dis. 1997;29(5):495-8.

Kingella kingae infections in paediatric patients: 5 cases of septic arthritis, osteomyelitis and bacteraemia.

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Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital, Reykjavik, Iceland.


Kingella kingae is a Gram-negative rod most often recognized as 1 of the organisms causing septic arthritis and osteomyelitis in children. Infection caused by K. kingae had not been diagnosed in Iceland until 5 cases were diagnosed at the Paediatric Department at the University Hospital of Iceland over a 1 year period. In this report we describe these 5 children with invasive infection caused by K. kingae (2 with septic arthritis, 1 with osteomyelitis, 1 with septic arthritis and osteomyelitis, and 1 with bacteraemia) and review the literature. All bacterial isolates were identified by the Bactec culture system.

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