Pulmonary embolism and internal jugular vein thrombosis as evocative clues of Lemierre’s syndrome: A case report and review of the literature

@article{Giorgi2017PulmonaryEA,
  title={Pulmonary embolism and internal jugular vein thrombosis as evocative clues of Lemierre’s syndrome: A case report and review of the literature},
  author={A. De Giorgi and F. Fabbian and C. Molino and E. Misurati and R. Tiseo and Claudia Parisi and B. Boari and R. Manfredini},
  journal={World Journal of Clinical Cases},
  year={2017},
  volume={5},
  pages={112 - 118}
}
  • A. De Giorgi, F. Fabbian, +5 authors R. Manfredini
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • World Journal of Clinical Cases
  • Lemierre’s syndrome (LS) is an uncommon condition with oropharyngeal infections, internal jugular vein thrombosis, and systemic metastatic septic embolization as the main features. Fusobacterium species, a group of strictly anaerobic Gram negative rod shaped bacteria, are advocated to be the main pathogen involved. We report a case of LS complicated by pulmonary embolism and pulmonary septic emboli that mimicked a neoplastic lung condition. A Medline search revealed 173 case reports of LS… CONTINUE READING
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