High Rates of Complications Following Kingella kingae Infective Endocarditis in Children: A Case Series and Review of the Literature

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Kingella kingae is part of the Haemophilus spp., Aggregatibacter spp., Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens and Kingella spp. organisms that are known to cause bacterial endocarditis. Evidence suggests it is also a common pharyngeal colonizer in children <2 years of age. We reviewed the literature to determine common complications of K. kingae infective endocarditis in children.

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