Don’t let mild early symptoms delay diagnosis of Kingella kingae osteoarticular infections.
Don’t let mild early symptoms delay diagnosis of Kingella kingae osteoarticular infections. Early clinical features of these infections typically are mild and insidious, leading to delayed diagnosis. A retrospective review reports on a series of 10 unusually severe cases in which diagnosis was delayed an average of 13 days. After surgical treatment and antibiotic therapy, all patients had satisfactory outcomes (Mallet C, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014;33:1-4).
Ms Freedman is a freelance medical editor and writer in New Jersey. Dr Burke, section editor for Journal Club, is chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. He is a physician contributing editor for Contemporary Pediatrics. The editors have nothing to disclose in regard to affiliations with or financial interests in any organizations that may have an interest in any part of this article.