TITLE

Kingella kingae is the most common cause of OAI

PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Contemporary Pediatrics;Jul2007, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p91
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
25978385

 

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