Molecular diagnosis of Kingella kingae pericarditis by amplification and sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene.

@article{Matta2007MolecularDO,
  title={Molecular diagnosis of Kingella kingae pericarditis by amplification and sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene.},
  author={Matta Matta and Delphine Wermert and Isabelle Podglajen and Olivier Sanchez and Annie Buu-Ho{\"i} and Laurent Gutmann and Guy Meyer and J R Mainardi},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 9},
  pages={3133-4}
}
Kingella kingae is a fastidious gram-negative bacillus that is considered an emerging pathogen in pediatric settings but remains less common in adults. Here we describe a case of pericarditis in an immunocompetent adult host. The microorganism was identified directly from the clinical sample by molecular techniques, i.e., 16S rRNA gene amplification and sequencing.