Prevalence of pharyngeal carriage of kingella kingae in young children and risk factors for colonization

Uri Amit, Ron Dagan, Pablo Yagupsky

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Abstract

The carriage rate of Kingella kingae among Jewish and Bedouin children living in southern Israel paralleled the age-related incidence of invasive infections. Age 6-29 months was a significant risk factor for K. kingae colonization in both ethnic groups; day-care attendance was a risk factor in Jewish children, whereas living in a shanty town was negatively associated with carriage in Bedouins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Jews and Bedouins
  • Kingella kingae
  • pharyngeal colonization
  • prevalence rate
  • risk factors
  • young children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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