Kingella kingae endocarditis and a cluster investigation among daycare attendees.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Kingella kingae can cause invasive pediatric infections and outbreaks of osteomyelitis/septic arthritis in daycare facilities have been described. This is the first reported public health investigation prompted by a case of K. kingae endocarditis in an infant attending a daycare facility. A concurrent case of osteomyelitis was identified. Screening of daycare contacts revealed a low rate of colonization before antibiotic prophylaxis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Seña, AC; Seed, P; Nicholson, B; Joyce, M; Cunningham, CK

Published Date

  • January 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 86 - 88

PubMed ID

  • 19884874

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-0987

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181b48cc3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States