Microbiology, diseases, and epidemiology of Kingella kingae in young children: A short review

The International Arabic Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

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Title Microbiology, diseases, and epidemiology of Kingella kingae in young children: A short review
Creator Badran, Eman F
Shehabi, Asem A
Khanfar, Malak A
Description Kingella kingae is a Gram-negative coccobacilli and it is a member of the HACEK (Haemophilus species, Aggregatibacte actinomycetemcomitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens, and  K. kingae). HACEK organisms are typically oropharyngeal commensals and have long been recognized as a cause of infective endocarditis in children and adults. K. kingae in difficult to be recovered from cultured pharyngeal samples due to its slow growth and the high presence of resident bacterial flora, however, the organism can be better detected using PCR tests. Based on our search in PubMed and other sources, we couldn't discover any study about K. kingae originated from any Arab country. Therefore, we wrote this review to draw the attention of our physicians and clinical microbiologists on the importance of this neglected group of organisms in clinical medicine.   However, this review article aims to cover the most important diseases of K. kingae in the pediatric population.
Publisher International Medical Publisher
Date 2020-09-09
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Identifier http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/IAJAA/article/view/2376
Source The International Arabic Journal of Antimicrobial Agents; Vol 10 No 3 (2020)
Language eng
Relation http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/IAJAA/article/view/2376/2103
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Eman F Badran, Professor, Asem A Shehabi, Professor, Malak A Khanfar

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