neisseriaceae infections

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Summary: Infections with bacteria of the family NEISSERIACEAE.

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  1. Le Bars H, Lamini N, Brunet J, Duval H, Samjee I, Minet J. [Sacroiliitis due to Kingella kingae in an adult: updates on this pathogen]. Ann Biol Clin (Paris). 2010;68:341-5 pubmed publisher
  2. Yagupsky P. Kingella kingae: from medical rarity to an emerging paediatric pathogen. Lancet Infect Dis. 2004;4:358-67 pubmed
    ..To optimise the recovery of K kingae, inoculation of synovial fluid specimens into blood culture vials is strongly recommended...
  3. Elyès B, Mehdi G, Kamel B, Hela Z, Imen B. Kingella kingae septic arthritis with endocarditis in an adult. Joint Bone Spine. 2006;73:472-3 pubmed
    ..Synovial fluid inoculation into blood culture vials considerably increases the likelihood of K. kingae recovery in patients with septic arthritis...
  4. Matta M, Wermert D, Podglajen I, Sanchez O, Buu Hoi A, Gutmann L, et al. Molecular diagnosis of Kingella kingae pericarditis by amplification and sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene. J Clin Microbiol. 2007;45:3133-4 pubmed
    ..Here we describe a case of pericarditis in an immunocompetent adult host. The microorganism was identified directly from the clinical sample by molecular techniques, i.e., 16S rRNA gene amplification and sequencing...
  5. Bennett J, Thompson E, Kriz P, Jolley K, Maiden M. A common gene pool for the Neisseria FetA antigen. Int J Med Microbiol. 2009;299:133-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Carriage of commensal Neisseria species, such as N. lactamica, that express FetA may be involved in the development of natural immunity to meningococcal disease. ..
  6. Debbia E, Schito G, Zoratti A, Gualco L, Tonoli E, Marchese A. Epidemiology of major respiratory pathogens. J Chemother. 2001;13 Spec No 1:205-10 pubmed
    ..influenzae of about 16%. M. catarrhalis must be considered generally resistant to non-protected aminopenicillins since over 90% of these organisms produce beta-lactamases. ..
  7. Lebel E, Rudensky B, Karasik M, Itzchaki M, Schlesinger Y. Kingella kingae infections in children. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2006;15:289-92 pubmed
    ..This bacterium is highly sensitive to betalactame antibiotics and infection resolves quickly with antibiotic treatment. Surgical intervention for osteo-articular infection is seldom indicated...
  8. Amit U, Dagan R, Yagupsky P. Prevalence of pharyngeal carriage of Kingella kingae in young children and risk factors for colonization. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013;32:191-3 pubmed publisher
    ..kingae colonization in both ethnic groups; day-care attendance was a risk factor in Jewish children, whereas living in a shanty town was negatively associated with carriage in Bedouins. ..
  9. Chung H, Teng L, Hsueh P. Liver abscess due to Neisseria sicca after repeated transcatheter arterial embolization. J Med Microbiol. 2007;56:1561-2 pubmed
    ..The patient was successfully treated with intravenous cefotaxime and metronidazole. The biochemical profile and 16S rRNA gene partial sequencing results of the isolate were in agreement with those of N. sicca...

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  1. Cherkaoui A, Ceroni D, Emonet S, Lefevre Y, Schrenzel J. Molecular diagnosis of Kingella kingae osteoarticular infections by specific real-time PCR assay. J Med Microbiol. 2009;58:65-8 pubmed publisher
    ..f.u., which is 10-fold more sensitive than a previously published semi-nested broad-range 16S rRNA gene PCR, and showed no cross-reactivity with several related species and common osteoarticular pathogens...
  2. Ceroni D, Dubois Ferriere V, Cherkaoui A, Gesuele R, Combescure C, Lamah L, et al. Detection of Kingella kingae osteoarticular infections in children by oropharyngeal swab PCR. Pediatrics. 2013;131:e230-5 pubmed publisher
    ..If these findings are replicated in other settings, detection of K kingae by oropharyngeal swab PCR could improve the recognition of OAI. ..
  3. Abraham S, Jonsson A, Normark S. Fimbriae-mediated host-pathogen cross-talk. Curr Opin Microbiol. 1998;1:75-81 pubmed
    ..These studies have unveiled intriguing and novel mechanisms by which bacteria utilize their fimbriae to promote virulence at the mucosal surface and in deeper tissue. ..
  4. Garg P, Mathur U, Athmanathan S, Rao G. Treatment outcome of Moraxella keratitis: our experience with 18 cases--a retrospective review. Cornea. 1999;18:176-81 pubmed
    ..In view of cefazolin resistance, ciprofloxacin monotherapy appears to be an effective method in the medical management of these cases. ..
  5. Aronson P, Nelson K, Mercer Rosa L, Donoghue A. Neisseria sicca endocarditis requiring mitral valve replacement in a previously healthy adolescent. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011;27:959-62 pubmed publisher
    ..Her blood culture was positive for N. sicca. This infection should be considered in patients with prolonged high fever and multiorgan dysfunction. Despite a typically severe course, reported mortality is low...
  6. Jones M, Karlowsky J, Blosser Middleton R, Critchley I, Thornsberry C, Sahm D. Apparent plateau in beta-lactamase production among clinical isolates of Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis in the United States: results from the LIBRA Surveillance initiative. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2002;19:119-23 pubmed
    ..In summary, antimicrobial susceptibilities and the prevalence of beta-lactamase production in H. influenzae and M. catarrhalis in the United States has remained essentially unchanged from 1997-1998 to 1999. ..
  7. Jakobsen H, Jonsdottir I. Mucosal vaccination against encapsulated respiratory bacteria--new potentials for conjugate vaccines?. Scand J Immunol. 2003;58:119-28 pubmed
    ..Through T-cell dependent enhanced immunogenicity of PS-protein conjugate vaccines, mucosal immunization could be an attractive approach for early life immunization against encapsulated bacteria. ..
  8. Murphy T, Kirkham C, DeNardin E, Sethi S. Analysis of antigenic structure and human immune response to outer membrane protein CD of Moraxella catarrhalis. Infect Immun. 1999;67:4578-85 pubmed
    ..While individual adults with COPD show variability in the immune response to OMP CD, a specific region of the OMP CD molecule (amino acids 203 to 260) is important as a target of the human immune response. ..
  9. Christensen J, Fabrin J, Fussing V, Hansen D, Jensen A, Krogfelt K, et al. A case of Moraxella canis-associated wound infection. Scand J Infect Dis. 2001;33:155-6 pubmed
    ..Moraxella canis was isolated from an infected foot ulcer in a patient suffering from diabetes mellitus with neuropathy. Bacteriological findings and 16S rDNA data are presented. ..
  10. Saphyakhajon P, Greene G. Kingella kingae: an emerging pathogen of acute osteoarticular infections in children. Pediatrics. 2006;117:249; author reply 249-50 pubmed
  11. Muñoz Egea M, García Pedrazuela M, González Pallarés I, Martínez Pérez M, Fernandez Roblas R, Esteban J. Kingella kingae keratitis. J Clin Microbiol. 2013;51:1627-8 pubmed publisher
    ..One of the patients recovered uneventfully with topical therapy. Results from the second patient cannot be confirmed as he was lost to follow-up. ..
  12. Korczowski B, Szybist W. Serum procalcitonin and C-reactive protein in children with diarrhoea of various aetiologies. Acta Paediatr. 2004;93:169-73 pubmed
    ..In this study PCT was a more reliable marker than CRP of systemic bacterial infection in children with diarrhoea. PCT was more specific but less sensitive in the differentiation of bacterial and non-bacterial aetiology of inflammation. ..
  13. Vela A, Collins M, Lawson P, Garcia N, Dominguez L, Fernandez Garayzabal J. Uruburuella suis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from clinical specimens of pigs. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2005;55:643-7 pubmed
    ..nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain of U. suis is 1258/02(T) (=CCUG 47806(T)=CECT 5685(T))...
  14. Liu X, Wetzler L, Nascimento L, Massari P. Human airway epithelial cell responses to Neisseria lactamica and purified porin via Toll-like receptor 2-dependent signaling. Infect Immun. 2010;78:5314-23 pubmed publisher
    ..lactamica would benefit from expressing a product that induces low TLR2-dependent local inflammation, likely delaying or avoiding clearance by the host...
  15. Fujii R, Yoshioka H, Fujita K, Maruyama S, Sakata H, Inyaku F, et al. [Pharmacokinetic and clinical studies with meropenem in the pediatric field. Pediatric Study Group of Meropenem]. Jpn J Antibiot. 1992;45:697-717 pubmed
    ..7%) and excellent bacteriological responses (95.7%).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS) ..
  16. Bernstein J, Dryja D, Murphy T. Molecular typing of paired bacterial isolates from the adenoid and lateral wall of the nose in children undergoing adenoidectomy: implications in acute rhinosinusitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;125:593-7 pubmed
    ..These results support the concept that when potential bacterial pathogens that may cause acute bacterial rhinosinusitis are found concomitantly in the nasopharynx and lateral wall of the nose, they are usually identical. ..
  17. Cazzola M, Di Perna F, Boveri B, di Marco F, Diamare F, Centanni S. Interrelationship between the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of cefaclor advanced formulation in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis. J Chemother. 2000;12:216-22 pubmed
    ..Therefore, it might be considered for first choice treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis. ..
  18. Ohkusu K, Nakamura A, Horie H, Udagawa A. Fatal sepsis associated with acute pancreatitis caused by Moraxella catarrhalis in a child. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2001;20:914-5 pubmed
    ..At autopsy there was evidence of acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis with abscesses. Gram-negative diplococci were seen histologically in the abscesses and pancreatic ducts. ..
  19. Massari P, Ram S, MacLeod H, Wetzler L. The role of porins in neisserial pathogenesis and immunity. Trends Microbiol. 2003;11:87-93 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, neisserial porins co-localize with mitochondria of target cells, where they appear to modulate apoptosis. ..
  20. Wilson T, Hogben M, Malka E, Liddon N, McCormack W, Rubin S, et al. A randomized controlled trial for reducing risks for sexually transmitted infections through enhanced patient-based partner notification. Am J Public Health. 2009;99 Suppl 1:S104-10 pubmed publisher
    ..03). This patient-based sexual partner notification program can help reduce risks for subsequent STIs among urban, minority patients presenting for care at STI clinics. ..
  21. Gasparini R, Amicizia D, Lai P, Panatto D. Neisseria meningitidis, pathogenetic mechanisms to overcome the human immune defences. J Prev Med Hyg. 2012;53:50-5 pubmed
    ..NadA is known to be involved in cell adhesion and invasion and in the induction of proinflammatory cytokines. Neisserial heparin binding antigen (NHBA) binds heparin, thus increasing the resistance of the bacterium in the serum...
  22. Blondeau J, Vaughan D, Laskowski R, Borsos S. Susceptibility of Canadian isolates of Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis and Streptococcus pneumoniae to oral antimicrobial agents. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2001;17:457-64 pubmed
    ..The prevalence of beta-lactamase positive H. influenzae may have decreased from levels reported in previous studies. ..
  23. Farmer J, Gangarosa R, Gangarosa E. Does Laribacter hongkongensis cause diarrhoea, or does diarrhoea "cause" L hongkongensis?. Lancet. 2004;363:1923-4 pubmed
  24. Barba G, Kaufmann T, Schneider P, Rittner C, Brai M. Polymorphism of the complement C8A and -B genes in two families with C8 beta deficiency and neisserial infections. Clin Immunol Immunopathol. 1994;72:83-9 pubmed
    ..The mutated allele does not carry the TaqI polymorphic restriction site located in intron 11 of the C8B gene. These findings provide evidence for multiple recombination events within the genetic region of the defective C8B gene. ..
  25. Murphy T. Branhamella catarrhalis: epidemiology, surface antigenic structure, and immune response. Microbiol Rev. 1996;60:267-79 pubmed
    ..Future studies to understand the mechanisms of infection and to elucidate the human immune response to infection hold promise of developing new methods to treat and prevent infections caused by B. catarrhalis. ..
  26. Halle D, Elstein D, Geudalia D, Sasson A, Shinar E, Schlesinger M, et al. High prevalence of complement C7 deficiency among healthy blood donors of Moroccan Jewish ancestry. Am J Med Genet. 2001;99:325-7 pubmed
    ..Conversely, when a patient of Moroccan ancestry is diagnosed with a Neisserial infection, it is important to determine the complement status. ..
  27. Picu C, Mille C, Popescu G, Bret L, Prazuck T. Aortic prosthetic endocarditis with Neisseria elongata subspecies nitroreducens. Scand J Infect Dis. 2003;35:280-2 pubmed
    ..Only conservative therapy was performed for 6 weeks; no complications were registered in 3 months of follow-up. The other 12 cases with similar aetiology communicated in the past 30 y were reviewed. ..
  28. Woo P, Lau S, Teng J, Que T, Yung R, Luk W, et al. Association of Laribacter hongkongensis in community-acquired gastroenteritis with travel and eating fish: a multicentre case-control study. Lancet. 2004;363:1941-7 pubmed
    ..We undertook a multicentre case-control study to investigate the association of L hongkongensis with gastroenteritis...
  29. Otero Reigada M, Silveira L, Policarpo S, Pérez Tamarit M, Martín A, Durántez M. [Kingella kingae infections in the pediatric age]. Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 2011;29 Suppl 3:29-32 pubmed publisher
    ..This pathogen mainly produces osteomyelitis, endocarditis, septic arthritis and bacteriemias. First choice antibiotics are penicillins and cephalosporins. This article reviews the literature on this microorganism. ..
  30. Noris García E, Dorta Contreras A, Escobar Pérez X, Gonzalez Hernandez M. [Haptoglobin in cerebrospinal fluid as a marker of infectious process in central nervous system]. Rev Neurol. 1999;29:117-20 pubmed
    ..There were no association between haptoglobin and polymorphonuclear cells count and globular sediment speed. Haptoglobin should be considered a relevant marker of central nervous system infectious process. ..
  31. Sahm D, Jones M, Hickey M, Diakun D, Mani S, Thornsberry C. Resistance surveillance of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis isolated in Asia and Europe, 1997-1998. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2000;45:457-66 pubmed
    ..influenzae or M. catarrhalis. Our findings demonstrate that antimicrobial resistance profiles of common respiratory isolates differ dramatically between countries in Asia and Europe. ..
  32. Fiske M, Fredenburg R, VanDerMeid K, McMichael J, Arumugham R. Method for reducing endotoxin in Moraxella catarrhalis UspA2 protein preparations. J Chromatogr B Biomed Sci Appl. 2001;753:269-78 pubmed
    ..Further, mice immunized with both preparations, followed by pulmonary challenge with either a homologous or a heterologous isolate, exhibited comparable levels of clearance. ..
  33. Muñoz Morente A, Barón Ramos M, Mateos Fernández S, López Palmero S, Villar Jiménez J, Regueira Iglesias J. [Anticoagulation with bemiparina after intracerebral hemorrhage as complication of bacterial endocarditis on metallic prosthetic valve]. An Med Interna. 2004;21:551-3 pubmed
    ..We have not found in the literature any case where low molecular weight heparin has been used as method of anticoagulation in these cases beyond two weeks...
  34. Hourston G, Kankam H, Mitchell P, Latimer M. Brodie abscess of the femoral capital epiphysis in a 2-year-old child caused by Kingella kingae. BMJ Case Rep. 2017;2017: pubmed publisher
    ..This is to the best of our knowledge the first report of a Brodie abscess of the femoral capital epiphysis from which K. kingae was isolated. ..
  35. Sudar J, Alleman M, Jonkers G, de Groot R, Jongejan C. Acute thyroiditis caused by Moraxella nonliquefaciens. Neth J Med. 1994;45:170-3 pubmed
    ..Antibiotic therapy resulted in complete recovery. The literature on M. nonliquefaciens and acute bacterial thyroiditis is reviewed. This is the first documented case of a thyroiditis caused by M. nonliquefaciens. ..
  36. Manfredi R, Nanetti A, Valentini R, Chiodo F. Moraxella catarrhalis pneumonia during HIV disease. J Chemother. 2000;12:406-11 pubmed
    ..Clinicians and microbiologists who care for HIV-infected patients should carefully consider the potential pathogenic role of Moraxella spp. organisms. ..
  37. Maciejewski M, Bajus U, Marczewski K. [Discitis caused by Kingella kingae--case report]. Wiad Lek. 2003;56:491-2 pubmed
    ..Despite of being not sure if Kingella kingae was an etiopathogenetic factor in the described subject, we decided to discuss this interesting case. ..
  38. Gajda M, Holzhausen H, Gudziol S, Hauptmann S, Bloching M. [Necrotizing fasciitis of the head and neck]. Otolaryngol Pol. 2005;59:831-5 pubmed
    ..A review of the literature with the clinical presentations, bacteriology diagnosis and treatment was presented. ..
  39. Carter J, Mizell K, Evans T. Neisseria sicca meningitis following intracranial hemorrhage and ventriculostomy tube placement. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2007;109:918-21 pubmed
    ..sicca. This is only the seventh reported case of culture-proven meningitis related to N. sicca, and the first reported case associated with intracranial hemorrhage and ventriculostomy tube placement...
  40. Van Erps J, Schmedding E, Naessens A, Keymeulen B. Kingella kingae, a rare cause of bacterial meningitis. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 1992;94:173-5 pubmed
    ..Our patient developed ophthalmoplegia, suggestive of basal meningitis. He was treated with penicillin G and recovered completely...
  41. Lundy D, Kehl D. Increasing prevalence of Kingella kingae in osteoarticular infections in young children. J Pediatr Orthop. 1998;18:262-7 pubmed
    ..Haemophilus influenzae has lost its predominance as the most commonly identified gram-negative pathogen, and in this study, has been replaced by K. kingae...
  42. Høst B, Schumacher H, Prag J, Arpi M. Isolation of Kingella kingae from synovial fluids using four commercial blood culture bottles. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2000;19:608-11 pubmed
    ..The BacT/Alert blood culture bottles were superior to previously described blood culture systems in isolating Kingella kingae from synovial fluid, even with small inoculums and small volumes of synovial fluid...
  43. Caye Thomasen P, Tos M. Polyp and fibrous adhesion formation in acute otitis media caused by non-typeable or type b Haemophilus influenzae or Moraxella catarrhalis. Acta Otolaryngol. 2000;120:810-4 pubmed
    ..Both types of H. influenzae induce formation of greater numbers of polyps/adhesions than M. catarrhalis, and the non-typeable form causes more adhesive sequelae in the mucosa than the encapsulated type b...
  44. Snow J. Progress in the prevention of otitis media through immunization. Otol Neurotol. 2002;23:1-2 pubmed
    ..To review the progress that has been made in developing effective vaccines against the major bacterial pathogens responsible for acute otitis media...
  45. Gotia S, Coman G, Murgu A, Moraru E, Badiu I, Popa F. [Clinical and therapeutical correlations in Moraxella catarrhalis respiratory infection in children]. Pneumologia. 2001;50:220-4 pubmed
  46. Youssef D, Henaine R, Di Filippo S. Subtle bacterial endocarditis due to Kingella kingae in an infant: a case report. Cardiol Young. 2010;20:448-50 pubmed publisher
  47. Evans C, Pratt C, Matheson M, Vaughan T, Findlow J, Borrow R, et al. Nasopharyngeal colonization by Neisseria lactamica and induction of protective immunity against Neisseria meningitidis. Clin Infect Dis. 2011;52:70-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Natural immunity to Neisseria meningitidis may result from nasopharyngeal carriage of closely related commensals, such as Neisseria lactamica...
  48. Basmaci R, Ilharreborde B, Doit C, Presedo A, Lorrot M, Alison M, et al. Two atypical cases of Kingella kingae invasive infection with concomitant human rhinovirus infection. J Clin Microbiol. 2013;51:3137-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Both patients had concomitant human rhinovirus infection. K. kingae strains, isolated from an oropharyngeal swab, were characterized by multilocus sequence typing and rtxA sequencing. ..
  49. Samannodi M, Vakkalanka S, Zhao A, Hocko M. Neisseria elongata endocarditis of a native aortic valve. BMJ Case Rep. 2016;2016: pubmed publisher
    ..We suggest that clinicians should consider extended antibiotic treatment and early surgical evaluation based on the nature and aggressiveness of N. elongata. ..
  50. Ferber B, Bruckheimer E, Schlesinger Y, Berger I, Glaser J, Olsha O, et al. Kingella kingae endocarditis in a child with hair-cartilage hypoplasia. Pediatr Cardiol. 1997;18:445-6 pubmed
    ..We report a case of K. kingae endocarditis in a patient with hair-cartilage hypoplasia who had previously undergone bone marrow transplantation. The combination of these rare conditions is discussed...
  51. Verduin C, Hol C, Fleer A, van Dijk H, van Belkum A. Moraxella catarrhalis: from emerging to established pathogen. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2002;15:125-44 pubmed
    ..This review aims to outline our current knowledge of M. catarrhalis, an organism that has evolved from an emerging to a well-established human pathogen...
  52. Yagupsky P, Press J. Unsuspected Kingella kingae infections in afebrile children with mild skeletal symptoms: the importance of blood cultures. Eur J Pediatr. 2004;163:563-4 pubmed
  53. Sommerstein R, Ramsay D, Dubuis O, Waser S, Aebersold F, Vogt M. Fatal Neisseria sicca endocarditis. Infection. 2013;41:747-9 pubmed publisher
  54. Harrison O, Bennett J, Derrick J, Maiden M, Bayliss C. Distribution and diversity of the haemoglobin-haptoglobin iron-acquisition systems in pathogenic and non-pathogenic Neisseria. Microbiology. 2013;159:1920-30 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings are consistent with HpuAB being subject to frequent genetic transfer potentially limiting the efficacy of this receptor as a vaccine candidate. ..
  55. von Kietzell M, Richter H, Bruderer T, Goldenberger D, Emonet S, Strahm C. Meningitis and Bacteremia Due to Neisseria cinerea following a Percutaneous Rhizotomy of the Trigeminal Ganglion. J Clin Microbiol. 2016;54:233-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Conventional phenotypic methods and complete 16S RNA gene sequencing accurately identified the pathogen. Difficulties in differentiation from pathogenic neisseriae are discussed. ..
  56. Gravel J, Ceroni D, Lacroix L, Renaud C, Grimard G, Samara E, et al. Association between oropharyngeal carriage of Kingella kingae and osteoarticular infection in young children: a case-control study. CMAJ. 2017;189:E1107-E1111 pubmed publisher
    ..3 (95% confidence interval 18.5-79.1). Detection of oropharyngeal K. kingae was strongly associated with osteoarticular infection among children presenting with symptoms suggestive of such infection. ..
  57. Almuzara M, Figueroa S, Palombarani S, Tuduri A, Petracini N. [Dog bite infections associated with CDC group EF-4a. Report of 2 cases]. Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin. 1998;16:123-6 pubmed
    ..These cases are herein described and the biochemical analysis and profile of sensitivity of this little known group of bacteria evaluated...
  58. Harabuchi Y, Murakata H, Goh M, Kodama H, Kataura A, Faden H, et al. Serum antibodies specific to CD outer membrane protein of Moraxella catarrhalis, P6 outer membrane protein of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae and capsular polysaccharides of Streptococcus pneumoniae in children with otitis media with effusion. Acta Otolaryngol. 1998;118:826-32 pubmed
    ..These data suggest that persistence and/or recurrence of OME may be due to an insufficient serum antibody response to middle ear pathogens in young children...
  59. Hendolin P, Kärkkäinen U, Himi T, Markkanen A, Ylikoski J. High incidence of Alloiococcus otitis in otitis media with effusion. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1999;18:860-5 pubmed
    ..The etiology of otitis media with effusion (OME) is unclear. Although the majority of effusions show inflammation, culture methods yield positive results for bacteria in only 20 to 30% of cases...
  60. Yagupsky P, Katz O, Peled N. Antibiotic susceptibility of Kingella kingae isolates from respiratory carriers and patients with invasive infections. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2001;47:191-3 pubmed
    ..6%) were resistant to clindamycin. The penicillin MIC(50) was 0.023 mg/L and the MIC(90) was 0.047 mg/L. The distribution of MIC values did not differ according to the site of isolation...
  61. Meier P, Troller R, Grivea I, Syrogiannopoulos G, Aebi C. The outer membrane proteins UspA1 and UspA2 of Moraxella catarrhalis are highly conserved in nasopharyngeal isolates from young children. Vaccine. 2002;20:1754-60 pubmed
    ..A vaccine capable of inducing a bactericidal immune response against the mAb17C7- and/or mAb24B5-reactive epitopes appears promising...
  62. Russo G, Stefani S, Oliveri S. Significance of Haemophilus spp. and Branhamella catarrhalis in upper respiratory tract infections. J Chemother. 1991;3 Suppl 1:15-8 pubmed
    ..catarrhalis, together with S. pneumoniae, are the most common bacteria responsible for upper respiratory tract infections, namely otitis and sinusitis. The activity of these bacteria in the onset of otitis and sinusitis is reported...
  63. Yagupsky P, Slonim A. Characterization and immunogenicity of Kingella kingae outer-membrane proteins. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2005;43:45-50 pubmed
    ..These results demonstrate that OMPs of K. kingae are highly conserved but suggest that some epitopes are polymorphic, resulting in a variable pattern of immune response...
  64. Golparian D, Tabrizi S, Unemo M. Analytical specificity and sensitivity of the APTIMA Combo 2 and APTIMA GC assays for detection of commensal Neisseria species and Neisseria gonorrhoeae on the Gen-Probe Panther instrument. Sex Transm Dis. 2013;40:175-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Herein, the Gen-Probe APTIMA Combo 2 and APTIMA GC assays had 100% specificity and 100% sensitivity after confirmatory testing, when testing 298 isolates of nongonococcal Neisseria and related species and 205 gonococcal isolates...
  65. Daele J. Chronic sinusitis in children. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg. 1997;51:285-304 pubmed
  66. Omori A, Yoshida T, Furukawa K, Takahashi A, Mochinaga S, Nagatake T. [Recurrent respiratory tract infection caused by Moraxella catarrhalis in patients with pneumoconiosis]. Kansenshogaku Zasshi. 1999;73:311-7 pubmed
    ..Tweny out of 13 episodes by the same strains occurred during 3 months. The acquisition and clearance of M. catarrhalis from the respiratory tract is a dynamic process...
  67. Pichichero M, Marsocci S, Murphy M, Hoeger W, Francis A, Green J. A prospective observational study of 5-, 7-, and 10-day antibiotic treatment for acute otitis media. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;124:381-7 pubmed
    ..To compare 5-, 7- and 10-day duration of antibiotic therapy for acute otitis media (AOM) in children...
  68. Furano K, Campagnari A. Inactivation of the Moraxella catarrhalis 7169 ferric uptake regulator increases susceptibility to the bactericidal activity of normal human sera. Infect Immun. 2003;71:1843-8 pubmed
    ..In addition, the 7169 fur mutant provides an important tool for further investigation of the iron acquisition mechanisms utilized by M. catarrhalis...
  69. Peinado Garrido A, Aguirre Rodriguez J, Ramos Lizana J, Bonillo Perales A, Rodríguez Santano P, Munoz Hoyos A. [Discitis and spondylodiskitis in young children: Difficulties in making an early diagnosis]. An Pediatr (Barc). 2003;58:613-4 pubmed
  70. Yagupsky P, Press J. Arthritis following stomatitis in a sixteen-month-old child. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2003;22:573-4, 576-7 pubmed
  71. Grimprel E, Lorrot M, Haas H, Pinquier D, Parez N, Ferroni A, et al. [Osteoarticular infections: therapeutic proposals of the Paediatric Infectious Diseases Group of the French Society of Paediatrics (GPIP)]. Arch Pediatr. 2008;15 Suppl 2:S74-80 pubmed publisher
  72. Wolfgang W, Carpenter A, Cole J, Gronow S, Habura A, Jose S, et al. Neisseria wadsworthii sp. nov. and Neisseria shayeganii sp. nov., isolated from clinical specimens. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2011;61:91-8 pubmed publisher
    ..nov. (type strain 9715(T) =DSM 22247(T) =CIP 109934(T)) and Neisseria shayeganii sp. nov. (type strain 871(T) =DSM 22246(T) =CIP 109933(T))...
  73. Yamaguchi Y, Okada T, Yokota E, Matsumoto I. [Prosthetic endocarditis caused by Kingella denitrificans in a patient with diabetes mellitus]. Kansenshogaku Zasshi. 1997;71:675-9 pubmed
    ..The clinical course was good and he did not require further surgery. He has been afebrile for 2 years after completing treatment. This case represents the first report of prosthetic valve endocarditis caused by K. denitrificans in Japan...
  74. Hoshino T, Ohkusu K, Sudo F, Nakajima H, Ishiwada N, Ezaki T, et al. Neisseria elongata subsp. nitroreducens endocarditis in a seven-year-old boy. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005;24:391-2 pubmed
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