Epidemiology of invasive kingella kingae infections in 2 distinct pediatric populations cohabiting in one geographic area

Uri Amit, Ron Dagan, Nurith Porat, Ronit Trefler, Pablo Yagupsky

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Abstract

The annual incidence of invasive Kingella kingae infection in children younger than 4 years of age was significantly higher in westernized Jews than in indigent Bedouins living side by side in southern Israel (12.21/100,000 and 5.83/100,000, respectively, (P , 0.05). One K. kingae clone was overrepresented among isolates from Jewish children, suggesting that differences in bacterial pathogenicity may contribute to the morbidity excess detected in this population group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-417
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Kingella kingae
  • children
  • clonality
  • epidemiology
  • invasive infection

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