Lemierre's syndrome: the forgotten disease

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Abstract

Lemierre's syndrome is an often un-diagnosed disease seen in previously healthy young subjects, presenting with symptoms of pharyngitis, fever and elevated markers of inflammation. The syndrome is characterised by infectious thrombosis of the jugular vein due to infection with Fusobacteria, causing a variety of infectious complications. Rapid diagnosis and treatment is necessary to avoid severe complications or death. Close collaboration with local microbiologist is pivotal. Treatment consists of longterm treatment with penicillin and metronidazole. This is a case report of Lemierre's syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Volume37
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)246-248
ISSN0929-5305
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

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Lemierre Syndrome
Jugular Veins
Metronidazole

Keywords

  • Fusobacterium necrophorum
  • Lung Abscess
  • Treatment

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Lemierre's syndrome : the forgotten disease. / Johannesen, Katrine; Bødtger, Uffe; Heltberg, Ole.

In: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, Vol. 37, No. 3, 04.2014, p. 246-248.

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