Lemierre syndrome

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Lemierre syndrome

Synonyms: Lemierre postanginal sepsis | Postanginal sepsis secondary to orophyngeal infection | Septic phlebitis of the internal jugular vein

Lemierre syndrome is a rare potentially lethal oropharyngeal infectious disease occurring in immunocompetent adolescents and young adults that is mainly due to Fusobacterium necrophorum and that is characterized by septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein that leads to septic usually pulmonary embolism associated with ENT (ear nose and throat) infection that manifests with fever neck pain and tonsillopharyngitis.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version February 2024

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