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Ann Vasc Surg. 2004 Mar;18(2):243-5.

Lemierre's syndrome associated with septic pulmonary embolism: a case report.

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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Meram Medical School of Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey. ngormus@selcuk.edu.tr

Abstract

An 18-year-old female patient suffering from a painful right-sided neck mass was admitted to our emergency service. Computed tomography of the neck revealed thrombosis of the right internal jugular vein. Computed tomography of the chest indicated septic pulmonary emboli in both lungs. Blood and oropharyngeal cultures showed proteus that was sensitive to cefepime and amicasin. Chemotherapy was administered for 12 days, however, her complaints continued with fulminant progression. An urgent decompression and excessive debridement were performed. Although Lemierre syndrome is a well-known cause of internal jugular vein thrombosis, association with proteus culture is very rare.

PMID:
15253264
DOI:
10.1007/s10016-003-0089-8
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