Isolation of kingella denitrificans from a corneal ulcer

Yu Hyon Kim, Vasudha Panday, Charles Reilly

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Purpose: To report a case of a corneal ulcer caused by an unusual pathogen. Design: Case report. Methods: Clinical review describing initial presentation, course, and outcome of 1 patient with a corneal ulcer caused by Kingella denitrificans. Results: A 77-year-old man with a prior history of 4 penetrating keratoplasties in the right eye for herpes simplex virus keratitis presented with a 3-day history of a red painful right eye. On examination, he was found to have a corneal ulcer identified by culture as K. denitrificans. Conclusions: Although Kingella spp. is not a common ocular pathogen, it can infect the cornea, especially when the host immune defense is altered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)472-473
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Kingella denitrificans
  • keratitis
  • penetrating keratoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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