Q Fever and Kingella kingae Endocarditis in a Toddler: A Rare Coinfection Case

Shelly Kagan, Itzhak Levy, Liat Ashkenazi-Hoffnung, Alex Lowenthal, Robert E. Goldstein, Daniel Landau, Oded Scheuerman*

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Abstract

A toddler after tetralogy of Fallot graft repair in infancy was diagnosed with endocarditis. Blood cultures were positive for Kingella kingae and serology was positive Coxiella burnetii. He was treated medically and surgically. A postoperative specimen polymerase chain reaction confirmed a coinfection. A comprehensive patient history was imperative for identification of an unlikely infection at this age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e336-e337
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume38
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Coxiella
  • Kingella
  • child
  • endocarditis

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