Kingella kingae: from medical rarity to an emerging paediatric pathogen.

@article{Yagupsky2004KingellaKF,
  title={Kingella kingae: from medical rarity to an emerging paediatric pathogen.},
  author={Pablo Yagupsky},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={4 6},
  pages={358-67}
}
In recent years, Kingella kingae has emerged as an important cause of invasive infections in young children, especially septic arthritis, osteomyelitis, spondylodiscitis, bacteraemia, and endocarditis, and less frequently lower respiratory tract infections and meningitis. The organism is part of the pharyngeal flora of young children and is transmitted from child-to-child. The clinical presentation of invasive K kingae disease is often subtle and laboratory tests are frequently normal. A… CONTINUE READING