Invasive pediatric Kingella kingae Infections: a nationwide collaborative study.

@article{DubnovRaz2010InvasivePK,
  title={Invasive pediatric Kingella kingae Infections: a nationwide collaborative study.},
  author={Gal Dubnov-Raz and Moshe Ephros and Ben-zion Garty and Yechiel Schlesinger and Ayala Maayan-Metzger and Joseph Hasson and Imad Kassis and Orna Schwartz-Harari and Pablo Yagupsky},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 7},
  pages={639-43}
}
BACKGROUND Kingella kingae is a gram-negative coccobacillus, increasingly recognized as an invasive pediatric pathogen. To date, only few small series of invasive K. kingae infections have been published, mostly from single medical centers. A nationwide multicenter study was performed to investigate the epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory features of children with culture-proven K. kingae infections. METHODS Clinical microbiology laboratories serving all 22 medical centers in Israel were… CONTINUE READING