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Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2005 Aug;262(8):651-4. Epub 2004 Dec 15.

Lemierre's syndrome: three cases and a review.

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Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Abstract

Postanginal sepsis, also called Lemierre's syndrome, is a rare but acute medical condition complicating oropharyngeal infection. The pathogenesis consists of the development of internal jugular vein septic thrombophlebitis leading to metastatic infections in the lung and other sites. The causative microorganism is most often Fusobacterium necrophorum. We present three patients with Lemierre's syndrome who presented to the Leiden University Medical Center and give a review of the literature.

PMID:
15599753
DOI:
10.1007/s00405-004-0880-3
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