Differentiating Osteoarticular Infections Caused By Kingella Kingae From Those Due to Typical Pathogens in Young Children


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Abstract

Osteoarticular infections caused by Kingella kingae are characterized by mild-to-moderate clinical and biologic inflammatory signs that are different from those caused by Gram-positive cocci. A combined score was built to find the best model to predict K. kingae osteoarticular infections by using the following 4 variables: body temperature <38°C, serum C-reactive protein <55 mg/L, white blood cell count <14,000/mm3, and band forms <150/mm3.

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