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Bacteria in throat may indicate joint infection risk in kids

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Bacteria in throat may indicate joint infection risk in kids

Researchers have found that presence of a bacterium in children’s throat is strongly liked to a deadly bone and joint infection with the same bacterium. he research, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, may help in the diagnosis of bone and joint bacterial infections in children that can have devastating effects on long-term mobility and can even cause death.  The study demonstrated that the bacterium Kingella kingae is by far the most common pathogen for bone or joint infection in children.


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