The evolution of Lemierre syndrome: report of 2 cases and review of the literature.

Abstract

Lemierre syndrome (postanginal septicemia) is caused by an acute oropharyngeal infection with secondary septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein and frequent metastatic infections. A high degree of clinical suspicion is necessary for diagnosis. Fusobacterium necrophorum is the usual etiologic agent. The disease progresses in several steps. The… (More)

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@article{Chirinos2002TheEO, title={The evolution of Lemierre syndrome: report of 2 cases and review of the literature.}, author={Julio A. Chirinos and Daniel M. Lichtstein and Javier Garc{\'i}a and Leonardo Tamariz}, journal={Medicine}, year={2002}, volume={81 6}, pages={458-65} }