Kingella

Kingella

(kin-jel'ah), Avoid the mispronunciation king-el'ă.
Genus in the family Neisseriaceae; members are medium-size, gram-negative, aerobic and facultatively anaerobic, nonmotile cocci and coccobacilli in pairs or short chains, which may decolorize poorly with acetone-alcohol; they are oxidase positive, and ferment glucose with acid but not gas. The type species is Kingella kingae.

Kin·gel·la

(king-gel'ă)
Member of the family Neisseriaceae; a gram-negative coccus with a requirement of enhanced carbon dioxide for recovery in culture.

Kingella

(kĭng-ĕl′lăh)
A genus of gram-negative bacilli of the family Neisseriaceae, normal flora of the oral cavity.

Kingella kingae

A species that may cause bone or joint infections in children.
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Furthermore, the identification of gram-negative cocci bacteria on plate 11 suggests the presence of genera Neisseria, Moraxella, or Kingella, which are causative agents for meningitis, sinusitis, and bronchopneumonia, and can be transmitted by genital-to-hand contamination (Wenzler et al., 2016; Zapka et al., 2011).
A JAMA Oncology report entitled, Association of Oral Microbiome with Risk for Incident Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer published in January, 2017 showed a "greater oral abundance of commensal Corynebacterium and Kingella is associated with decreased risk of HNSCC (Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma), with potential implications for cancer prevention." (6)
In the Pediatric Rheumatology Unit of our tertiary care hospital, oral treatment is offered to children diagnosed with osteoarticular infection (OAI), acute hematogenous osteomyelitis (OM), and septic arthritis (SA) and with suspected Kingella kingae (K.
As causes of epiphyseal osteomyelitis other than Mycobacterium species, Kingella kingae, a Gram-negative bacterium, is the leading cause of bone and joint infections in early childhood [4,7].
Now, scientists are able to do a better job of identifying the germs that cause the infections, including the one that's the focus of the new study -- Kingella kingae.
Kingella kingae is a facultative anaerobic, nonmotile, and fastidious [beta]-hemolytic Gram-negative coccobacilli.
Aggregatibacter aphrophilus (formerly Haemophilus aphrophilus) is an aerobic gram-negative coccobacillus that belongs to the HACEK (Haemophilus aphrophilus/paraphrophilus, Actino bacillus actinomycetem comitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens and Kingella spp.) group.
(2) Rare causes of infective endocarditis are Gram-negative organisms, including the HACEK group: Haemophilus species, Aggregatibacter (previously Actinobacillus) species, Cardiobacterium hominus, Eikenella corrodens, and Kingella species.
Various bacilli, the HACEK group of organisms (Haemophilus, Actinobacillus, Cardiobacterium, Eikenella and Kingella spp.) and fungi are rare.
Weaver, "Infections caused by Moraxella, Moraxella urethralis, Moraxella-like groups M-5 and M-6, and Kingella kingae in the United States, 1953-1980," Reviews of Infectious Diseases, vol.