AffiliationSt Vincent's University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Ireland., email@example.com
Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
Lemierre Syndrome/*diagnosis/drug therapy/microbiology
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CitationIr J Med Sci. 2011 Jun;180(2):565-7. Epub 2008 Nov 11.
JournalIrish journal of medical science
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.
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