Journal article

Kingella kingae endocardial abscess and cerebral infarction in a previously well immunocompetent child.

Ben Gelbart, Tom G Connell, Igor E Konstantinov, Rachel Phillips, Mike Starr

BMJ Case Reports | Published : 2009

Abstract

Kingella kingae is an emerging paediatric pathogen that most commonly is associated with relatively benign osteoarticular disease in children. This report concerns a 1-year-old child with Kingella kingae endocarditis and perivalvular abscess complicated by septic cerebral emboli and osteomyelitis leading to long-term neurological sequelae, highlighting the capacity of this organism to cause severe invasive disease in children.

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