Age-dependent carriage of Kingella kingae in young children and turnover of colonizing strains

Uri Amit, Sandra Flaishmakher, Ron Dagan, Nurith Porat, Pablo Yagupsky

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Abstract

In a longitudinal study, Kingella kingae carriage rate was nil below 6 months of age, 1.5% at 6 months, 9.6% at 12 months, remained stable between 10.4% and 12.0% during the second year of life, and decreased significantly to 5.3% at 30 months. Replacement of carried strains occurred over time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-162
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Kingella kingae
  • Prevalence rate
  • Respiratory colonization
  • Strain turnover
  • Young children

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