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BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Jan 31;2013. pii: bcr2012007736. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-007736.

Doctor, I have a sore throat.

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Department of Surgery, Milton Keynes General Hospital, Milton Keynes, Bucks, UK. sd303@ic.ac.uk

Abstract

Lemierre's syndrome is a rare yet potentially fatal cause of sore throat. Recently published literature suggests an increase in the incidence of this 'forgotten disease', highlighting Lemierre's syndrome as a clinically important differential diagnosis of sore throat. We present a case report of an 85-year-old man who developed a sore throat, which illustrates the re-emergence of Lemierre's syndrome. Reducing the morbidity and mortality from this disease requires a high index of clinical suspicion to ensure prompt diagnosis and initiation of appropriate multidisciplinary management.

PMID:
23376662
PMCID:
PMC3604532
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2012-007736
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