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Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp 445–446 | Cite as

Kingella kingae Endocarditis in a Child with Hair–Cartilage Hypoplasia

  • B.  Ferber
  • E.  Bruckheimer
  • Y.  Schlesinger
  • I.  Berger
  • J.  Glaser
  • O.  Olsha
  • D.  Branski
  • E.  Kerem
Article

Abstract.

Abstract. Kingella kingae is a fastidious Gram-negative rod that since the 1980s has been appreciated as a cause of a variety of human infections, including bone and joint infections, bacteremia, and rarely endocarditis [2, 6, 7, 9]. K. kingae endocarditis is rare, and only a few cases occur in normal, native valves. We report a case of K. kingae endocarditis in a patient with hair–cartilage hypoplasia who had previously undergone bone marrow transplantation. The combination of these rare conditions is discussed.

Key words:Kingella kingae— Endocarditis — Hair – cartilage hypoplasia 

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© Springer-Verlag New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • B.  Ferber
    • 1
  • E.  Bruckheimer
    • 1
  • Y.  Schlesinger
    • 1
  • I.  Berger
    • 1
  • J.  Glaser
    • 1
  • O.  Olsha
    • 2
  • D.  Branski
    • 1
  • E.  Kerem
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, PO Box 3235, Jerusalem 91031, IsraelIL
  2. 2.Department of Vascular Surgery, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, PO Box 3235, Jerusalem 91031, IsraelIL

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