Clinical spectrum of bacteraemic Fusobacterium infections: from septic shock to nosocomial bacteraemia.

@article{Nohrstrm2011ClinicalSO,
  title={Clinical spectrum of bacteraemic Fusobacterium infections: from septic shock to nosocomial bacteraemia.},
  author={Elina Nohrstr{\"o}m and Toni T. Mattila and Ville Pettil{\"a} and Pentti Kuusela and Petteri J Carlson and Erna Kentala and Petri S Mattila},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={43 6-7},
  pages={463-70}
}
BACKGROUND Fusobacterium species are anaerobic bacteria that relatively rarely cause sepsis with a variable clinical presentation. METHODS We reviewed the records of 52 consecutive patients who had Fusobacterium bacteraemia over a 10-y period. RESULTS The clinical pictures could be classified into 4 groups: (1) patients who had Lemierre's syndrome with Fusobacterium necrophorum sepsis and internal jugular vein thrombosis, n = 5 (10%); (2) previously healthy patients who had F. necrophorum… CONTINUE READING
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