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Two pediatric centers, one in Canada and the other in Switzerland, have shown that Kingella kingae found in children's throats is linked to bone and joint infections with the same bacterium. Their study ("Association between oropharyngeal carriage of Kingella kingae and osteoarticular infection in young children: a case–control study") appears in CMAJ ( Canadian Medical Association Journal ) . " Kingella kingae has been increasingly identified in patients with osteoarticular infections. Our main objective was to evaluate the association between carriage of K. kingae in the oropharynx of preschool children and osteoarticular infections," write the investigators. "Detection of oropharyngeal K. kingae was strongly associated with osteoarticular infection among children presenting with symptoms suggestive of such infection." Bone and joint bacterial infections are particularly dangerous in children with the potential for severely hampering long-term mobility and causing death. Most infections were thought to be caused by Staphylococcus , Streptococcus, and ...NEXT ARTICLE
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...
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