Investigation of an Outbreak of Osteoarticular Infections Caused by Kingella Kingae in a Childcare Center Using Molecular Techniques.
Bidet, Philippe MD, PhD *; Collin, Elodie PharmD *; Basmaci, Romain MD *; Courroux, Celine MLT *; Prisse, Veronique MD +; Dufour, Veronique MD +; Bingen, Edouard PhD *; Grimprel, Emmanuel MD, PhD ++; Bonacorsi, Stephane MD, PhD *
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.
32(5):558-560, May 2013.
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We describe an outbreak of 5 osteoarticular infections among 24 daycare center attendees. Polymerase chain reaction revealed Kingella kingae in the joint fluid of 1 child and in 85% of throat samples from healthy contacts. Multilocus sequence typing performed on the joint fluid and carriage isolates identified an unique sequence type. Rifampin failed to eradicate K. kingae carriage.
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