Kingella kingae intervertebral disk infection

J. Amir*, P. G. Shockelford

*Corresponding author for this work

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Disk inflammation in children is believed to result from infection, and Staphylococcus aureus is reported to be the organism most commonly isolated from cases of intervertebral disk infection. A case of disk inflammation caused by the unusual pathogen Kingella kingae is described. The antibiotic susceptibility of other K. kingae isolates and the clinical features of 11 other previously reported cases of disk infection caused by this microorganism are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1083-1086
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


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