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Atypical presentation of Lemierre's syndrome: case report and literature review

Published inBMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 19, no. 1, 868
Publication date2019
Abstract

Background: The classic Lemierre's syndrome refers to a septic thrombosis of the internal jugular vein, usually caused by a Fusobacterium necrophorum infection starting in the oral cavity, and typically complicated by pulmonary emboli. However, unusual forms of the disorder have been rarely reported

Keywords
  • Atypical Lemierre syndrome
  • Fusobacterium
  • Septic thrombophlebitis
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LAURENCET, Marie-Eva, ROSSET-ZUFFEREY, Sarah, SCHRENZEL, Jacques. Atypical presentation of Lemierre’s syndrome: case report and literature review. In: BMC Infectious Diseases, 2019, vol. 19, n° 1, p. 868. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-4538-6
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