Lemierre syndrome

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Lemierre syndrome

Lemierre syndrome is a rare disease that is typically characterized by the following four findings: (1) pharyngitis or tonsillitis; followed by (2) oropharyngeal infection with Fusobacterium necrophorum, a bacteria that is normally present in the pharynx, gastrointestinal tract, and genital tract of humans; leading to (3) internal jugular vein thrombosis; and subsequent (4) septic emboli (pus-containing tissue that migrates from its original location in the body to the lungs or other parts of the body). Antibiotics are usually the primary treatment.
 

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The terms "Lemierre syndrome" returned 36 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Atypical Lemierre syndrome.
 

Author(s): M Risoud, G Mortuaire, D Chevalier, B Rysman

Journal: Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis. 2016 Apr;133(2):123-4.

 

Lemierre syndrome is a complication of oropharyngeal infection and consists of a combination of internal jugular vein septic thrombophlebitis with septicaemia and distant septic emboli (mainly in the lungs). We describe an atypical case with facial vein and anterior jugular vein thrombophlebitis.

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2016

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Lemierre syndrome: a rare complication of pharyngotonsillitis.
 

Author(s): Hyun Jin Noh, Claudia Antunha de Freitas, Rafael de Paula E Silva Felici de Souza, Juliana Caminha Simões, Eduardo Macoto Kosugi

Journal: Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. ;81(5):568-70.

 

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2015

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Lemierre syndrome: early recognition and management.
 

Author(s): Chani Tromop-van Dalen, Ann-Marie Mekhail

Journal: CMAJ. 2015 Nov;187(16):1229-31.

 

Last Updated: 3 Nov 2015

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The terms "Lemierre syndrome" returned 2 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Lemierre Syndrome associated with dental infections. Report of one case and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Inma Juárez Escalona, Artur Díaz Carandell, Samir Aboul-Hons Centenero, Antonio Monner Diéguez, Antonio Marí Roig, Carlos Arranz Obispo, Pedro Piulachs Clapera, José Maria Lluch Salas, Silvia Cuscó Albors, Ramon Sieira Gil

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The first publication on Lemierre Syndrome appears in 1936 by Lemierre. It is defined as an "oropharynx bacterial infection characterized by the thrombophlebitis in the internal jugular vein, derived in a systemic septic embolism". In 81% of the cases, the Fusobacterium necrophorum ...

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2007

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

Author(s): Julio A Chirinos, Daniel M Lichtstein, Javier Garcia, Leonardo J Tamariz

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2002 Nov;81(6):458-65.

 

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 ...

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2002

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