Kingella kingae

Kin·gel·la kin'·gae

a β-hemolytic bacterial species that causes endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and septic arthritis in humans; formerly termed Moraxella kingae. See: HACEK group.
Synonym(s): Moraxella kingae

Kin·gel·la kin·gae

(king-gel'ă king'ē)
A bacterial species that causes endocarditis, especially in immunocomprised people; associated with bone and joint infections in children.
See also: HACEK group

Kingella kingae

A species that may cause bone or joint infections in children.
See also: Kingella
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Using improved diagnostic methods, our study found that the vast majority of children younger than 4 years old suffering from a bone or joint infection were infected by Kingella kingae bacteria," said study author Dr Jocelyn Gravel of the University of Montreal.
Possible association of kingella kingae with infantile spondylodiscitis, " Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, vol.
Distinguish anatomic sites of invasive Kingella kingae infections
Kingella kingae was initially isolated by Elizabeth O.
Kingella kingae, a short Gram negative bacillus, is best known for being a constituent of the HACEK group of organisms; i.
En los pacientes no neonatos debe cultivarse las muestras del liquido articular en botellas de hemocultivos aerobios, para poder aislar la Kingella kingae.
An important and underappreciated cause of septic arthritis in non-neonates younger than age 5 years is Kingella kingae.
Kingella kingae prosthetic valve endocarditis complicated by a paravalvular abscess.
Using primers to detect the mecA and nuc genes of Staphylococcus aureus and the cpn60 target on the chaperon gene of Kingella kingae, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was performed using the purulent drainage obtained from the knee.
CHICAGO -- Consider Kingella kingae as a cause of infection when diagnosing and treating children with suspected acute osteomyelitis, an infectious disease specialist advised.
Kingella kingae is a fastidious gram-negative coccobacillus that colonizes the respiratory and oropharyngeal tract in children.
In the first reported outbreak of invasive Kingella kingae disease, it affected several toddlers at a day-care center in Minnesota in October 2003, said Karen M.