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 24 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Lemierre syndrome from a neck abscess due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
 

Author(s): Agarwal Abhishek, Singla Sandeep, Pandey Tarun

Journal: Braz J Infect Dis. ;17(4):507-9.

 

Lemierre syndrome is characterized by acute septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein (IJV) that develops after an oropharyngeal infection, and can be complicated by septic emboli to lungs and other organs. The most frequent causative agent is Fusobacterium necrophorum, ...

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2013

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Lemierre syndrome caused by Arcanobacterium haemolyticum.
 

Author(s): Ying-Qun Ji, Jing Wang, Li-Qin Kong, Keeran Sandya Juggessur-Mungur, Tai-Hua Wu, Zhong-He Zhang

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2013 Jan;126(2):391-2.

 

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2013

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[Otogenic variant of Lemierre syndrome].
 

Author(s): P Olbrich, B Croche Santander, O Neth, I Obando Santaella

Journal: An Pediatr (Barc). 2013 May;78(5):342-4.

 

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2013

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The terms "Lemierre syndrome" returned 1 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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