Infectious Disease Compendium

Kingella

Microbiology

Gram negative coccobacillus K. denitrificans, K. indologenes, K. kingae.

Epidemiologic Risks

Found in the human mouth.

Syndromes

It can be found in any illness where there is saliva, the big worry is endocarditis when found in the blood; it puts the K in HACEK endocarditis.

Treatment

Any beta lactam, the usual treatment is either ampicillin OR third generation cephalosporins.

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