Kingella kingae is the most common cause of OAI

July 2007
Contemporary Pediatrics;Jul2007, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p91
The article reports on Kingella kingae as the most common cause of osteoarticular infection (OAI). According to the author, French researchers developed a specific real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect K. kingae. The application of this method to culture-negative samples admitted to a pediatric unit for OAI, together with universal PCR, identified additional infections and confirmed all universal PCR-positive cases. Sixty-six percent of all cases were attributable to K. kingae, making it the leading causative organism of OAI.


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