Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207566
Title:
Lemierre's syndrome.
Authors:
O'Dwyer, D N; Ryan, S; O'Keefe, T; Lyons, J; Lavelle, L; McKone, E
Affiliation:
St Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland., daviodwyer@gmail.com
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2011 Jun;180(2):565-7. Epub 2008 Nov 11.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207566
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-008-0255-7
PubMed ID:
19002548
Abstract:
Lemierre's syndrome is a rare disease that results in an oropharyngeal infection, which precipitates an internal jugular vein thrombosis and metastatic infection. Fusobacterium necrophorum is an anaerobic Gram-negative bacillus and has been identified as the causative agent. We describe the case of a young girl whose presentation and diagnosis were confounded by a history of valvular heart disease. Infection of heart valves can produce many of the signs and symptoms associated with Lemierre's syndrome. We describe the diagnosis, investigation and optimal management of this rare disorder.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adolescent; Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use; Diagnosis, Differential; Endocarditis/diagnosis; Female; Humans; Lemierre Syndrome/*diagnosis/drug therapy/microbiology; Pulmonary Embolism/diagnosis
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Dwyer, D Nen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Keefe, Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorLyons, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLavelle, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcKone, Een_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:31:33Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:31:33Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:31:33Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2011 Jun;180(2):565-7. Epub 2008 Nov 11.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19002548en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-008-0255-7en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207566-
dc.description.abstractLemierre's syndrome is a rare disease that results in an oropharyngeal infection, which precipitates an internal jugular vein thrombosis and metastatic infection. Fusobacterium necrophorum is an anaerobic Gram-negative bacillus and has been identified as the causative agent. We describe the case of a young girl whose presentation and diagnosis were confounded by a history of valvular heart disease. Infection of heart valves can produce many of the signs and symptoms associated with Lemierre's syndrome. We describe the diagnosis, investigation and optimal management of this rare disorder.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic useen_GB
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis, Differentialen_GB
dc.subject.meshEndocarditis/diagnosisen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshLemierre Syndrome/*diagnosis/drug therapy/microbiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshPulmonary Embolism/diagnosisen_GB
dc.titleLemierre's syndrome.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentSt Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland., daviodwyer@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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