Gram negative coccobacillus K. denitrificans, K. indologenes, K. kingae, K. potus. Kingella potus. President of the United States? The Trump bacillus?
Found in the human mouth (Review).
It can be found in any illness where there is saliva, the big worry is endocarditis when found in the blood; K. kingae puts the K in HACEK endocarditis. Also has shown up in a variety of bone and joint infections mostly in children.
Can be very slow to grow so have the lab hold the blood cultures a couple of weeks if a worry for endocarditis.
Relevant links to my Medscape blog
Last update: 05/05/18