Scientific article
Case report

Primary Pyomyositis Caused by Kingella kingae in a 21-Month-old Infant: A Case Report

Published inThe pediatric infectious disease journal, vol. 41, no. 2, e62-e63
Publication date2022-02-01

The authors report a rare case of an unusual primary pyomyositis of the biceps cruralis assigned to Kingella kingae in a 21-month-old girl. The reported case demonstrated that primary pyomyositis may be encountered during invasive infection due to K. kingae even if this manifestation remains rare. This bacterial etiology must, therefore, be evoked when a primary pyomyositis is observed, and this is in particular in children under 4 years of age.

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Kingella kingae
  • Knee / diagnostic imaging
  • Knee / physiopathology
  • Neisseriaceae Infections / diagnosis
  • Neisseriaceae Infections / drug therapy
  • Neisseriaceae Infections / physiopathology
  • Oropharynx / microbiology
  • Pyomyositis / diagnosis
  • Pyomyositis / drug therapy
  • Pyomyositis / physiopathology
Citation (ISO format)
CHARGUI, Moez et al. Primary Pyomyositis Caused by Kingella kingae in a 21-Month-old Infant: A Case Report. In: The pediatric infectious disease journal, 2022, vol. 41, n° 2, p. e62–e63. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003410
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ISSN of the journal0891-3668

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