BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-217663

Brodie abscess of the femoral capital epiphysis in a 2-year-old child caused by Kingella kingae

  1. Mark David Latimer3,4
  1. 1University of Cambridge Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, UK
  2. 2Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  3. 3Department of Orthopaedics, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals, Peterborough, UK
  4. 4Department of Orthopaedics, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mark David Latimer, mark.latimer{at}
  • Accepted 16 February 2017
  • Published 20 April 2017


We report the case of a Brodie abscess of the femoral capital epiphysis from which Kingella kingae was isolated. 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.


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  • Contributors The first draft was written by GJMH and HKNK. This was substantially edited and rewritten by MDL and PDM.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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