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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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NEYRO, Silvina et al. Atypical presentation of Spondylodiscitis by Kingella Kingae: a case report. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2018, vol.116, n.6, pp.e785-e788. ISSN 0325-0075.

Infectious Spondylodiscitis is a rare infection in children. It is more frequent in patients under 6 years of age. We report the case of an 8-year-old patient with lumbar pain for 2 months, without fever. Xrays, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging all three showed spondylodiscitis L4-L5. After a 10-day antibiotic treatment with clindamycin with regular response, a bone puncture was performed isolating Kingella kingae (Kk). Ostearticular infections caused by Kk have increased among infants and children. Due to improvement in culture techniques, the usage of automatic systems and assessment molecular techniques, these infections re-emerged in the past few years. Kk is a pathogen that has lately become significant in osteoarticular infections.

Keywords : Kingella Kingae; spondylodiscitis, infection, paediatrics.

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