Enhanced culture detection of Kingella kingae, a pathogen of increasing clinical importance in pediatrics.

@article{Gen2004EnhancedCD,
  title={Enhanced culture detection of Kingella kingae, a pathogen of increasing clinical importance in pediatrics.},
  author={Amad{\'e}u Gen{\'e} and Juan-Jos{\'e} Garc{\'i}a-Garc{\'i}a and Pere Sala and Montse Sierra and Ram{\'o}n Huguet},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 9},
  pages={886-8}
}
Osteoarticular infection and occult bacteremia are the 2 invasive infectious pathologies most frequently associated in childhood with Kingella kingae. We report a series of 11 patients in whom osteomyelitis predominates over septic arthritis, which is the reverse of other series, probably as a consequence of inoculation of samples during surgery on agar media, used in combination with or as an alternative to inoculation into blood culture bottles. Although K. kingae infections usually follow a… CONTINUE READING