Lemierre's Syndrome

; , Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY (Anu Singhal is a 3rd-year medical student at Mount Sinai Medical School.)

South Med J. 2001;94(9) 

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Case Report

A 32-year-old woman had a an upper respiratory tract infection, with temperatures increasing over 7 days from 100.7° to 104.0°F. By the fifth day, the left side of the neck was swollen. Duplex ultrasonography on day 6 showed left internal jugular vein thrombosis. The white blood cell count was 18,000/mm3, and blood culture grew F necrophorum. After antibiotics, resection of the left internal jugular vein, and excision of several infected lymph nodes, the patient recovered uneventfully.

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