Lemierre's syndrome: The forgotten disease

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Abstract

Lemierre's syndrome is an often un-diagnosed disease seen in previously healthy young subjects, presenting with symptoms of pharyngitis, fever and elevated markers of inflammation. The syndrome is characterised by infectious thrombosis of the jugular vein due to infection with Fusobacteria, causing a variety of infectious complications. Rapid diagnosis and treatment is necessary to avoid severe complications or death. Close collaboration with local microbiologist is pivotal. Treatment consists of longterm treatment with penicillin and metronidazole. This is a case report of Lemierre's syndrome.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)246-248
Antal sider3
TidsskriftJournal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Vol/bind37
Udgave nummer3
DOI
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2014

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