Lemierre's syndrome: two cases of postanginal sepsis.

  title={Lemierre's syndrome: two cases of postanginal sepsis.},
  author={Lawrence R Lustig and B C Cusick and Steven W. T. Cheung and K C Christopher Lee},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={112 6},
Lemierre's disease consists of suppurative thrombophlebitis of the IJV in the presence of oropharyngeal infection and can be complicated by septic pulmonary emboli. If a patient has an oropharyngeal or deep neck infection and neck pain suspicious for IJV thrombosis, a CT or MRI is warranted to establish the diagnosis. Blood cultures should be obtained to establish the responsible organism. In most cases F. necrophorum, an anaerobic bacterium, is responsible for the sepsis. Once the diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING
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