Pharyngeal colonization by kingella kingae in children with invasive disease

Pablo Yagupsky, Nurith Porat, Erica Pinco

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Kingella kingae organisms isolated from the blood of 3 children with invasive infections were identical by pulsed field gel electrophoresis and random amplified polymorphic DNA-polymerase chain reaction analysis to those recovered from the patients' pharynx, demonstrating the likely role of upper respiratory tract colonization in the pathogenesis of the disease caused by this bacterium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-157
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Bacteremia
  • Invasive infection
  • Kingella kingae
  • Pathogenesis
  • Respiratory colonization


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