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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318184dbb8
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Pharyngeal Colonization By Kingella Kingae in Children With Invasive Disease

Yagupsky, Pablo MD*; Porat, Nurith PhD†; Pinco, Erica MS‡

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Kingella kingae organisms isolated from the blood of 3 children with invasive infections were identical by pulsed field gel electrophoresis and random amplified polymorphic DNA-polymerase chain reaction analysis to those recovered from the patients’ pharynx, demonstrating the likely role of upper respiratory tract colonization in the pathogenesis of the disease caused by this bacterium.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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