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Ugeskr Laeger. 2012 May 28;174(22):1533-4.

[Lemierre's syndrome as differential diagnosis of lung cancer].

[Article in Danish]

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Lungemedicinsk Afdeling, Medicinerhuset, MĂžlleparkvej 4, Postboks 561, 9100 Aalborg, Denmark. jacrein@gmail.com

Abstract

Lemierre's syndrome is a disseminated infection which is usually caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum. An oropharyngeal infection progresses to a septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein and later metastatic infections throughout the body occur. We present a clinical case in which a patient, initially presenting with symptoms characteristic of pulmonary cancer, turned out to have a rare variant of Lemierre's syndrome caused by Fusobacterium nucleatum.

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