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J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2012 Feb;45(1):72-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jmii.2011.09.012. Epub 2011 Dec 11.

Lemierre syndrome complicating multiple brain abscesses caused by extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae cured by fosfomycin and meropenem combination therapy.

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  • 1Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan.

Abstract

A woman aged 56 years of age had a community-acquired left neck abscess and internal jugular vein thrombosis with septicemia due to extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. Even though she was treated with intravenous meropenem, the bacteremia persisted. She was complicated with multiple brain abscesses, seizure, and leucopenia. After a combination of intravenous fosfomycin and meropenem, her clinical condition became stable. Combination treatment was continued for 2 months and she recovered. In individual cases of Lemierre syndrome with brain abscess caused by ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae, fosfomycin combination therapy may be the alternative choice.

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