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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Key Points

  • A pharyngeal infection grew Fusobacterium necrophorum.

  • Extension of the pharyngeal infection to the internal jugular vein resulted in septic thrombophlebitis.

  • Contrast computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis.

  • Specific antibiotic therapy and excision of the internal jugular vein is necessary.


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