Kingella kingae endocarditis and a cluster investigation among daycare attendees

Arlene C. Seña, Patrick Seed, Brad Nicholson, Maria Joyce, Coleen K. Cunningham

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Kingella kingae can cause invasive pediatric infections and outbreaks of osteomyelitis/septic arthritis in daycare facilities have been described. This is the first reported public health investigation prompted by a case of K. kingae endocarditis in an infant attending a daycare facility. A concurrent case of osteomyelitis was identified. Screening of daycare contacts revealed a low rate of colonization before antibiotic prophylaxis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-88
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010


  • Daycare infections
  • Endocarditis
  • Kingella kingae
  • Osteomyelitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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