History of IV Drug Abuse and Hemoptysis

Jonathan Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.

July 14, 2004


44 year old with history of IV drug abuse and hemoptysis.

Lemierre syndrome is defined as:

  1. Septic emboli originating from a pharyngeal infection

  2. Classic triad of mental retardation, hydrocephlus and pulmonary nodules

  3. Diffuse sclerotic osseous lesions associated with multiple cavitating pulmonary nodules

  4. Malignant pleural effusions with bilateral cavitary pulmonary nodules

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