Kingella kingae: An Unlikely Cause of Meningitis

Madalena Almeida Borges, Sara Silva, Raquel Ferreira, Catarina Martins, Paulo Paixão, Vitória Rodrigues, João Farela Neves

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Kingella kingae is the leading cause of osteoarticular infections between 6 and 48 months, a well-known cause of pediatric bacteremia and endocarditis and has been rarely associated with meningitis. We report a case of a healthy 10-year-old boy with meningitis due to Kingella kingae who presented with a history of severe headache, vomiting and prostration.

Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Pediatric infectious disease journal
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Mar 2021


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