Lemierre's syndrome SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL Lee, B. K., LOPEZ, F., Genovese, M., Loutit, J. S. 1997; 90 (6): 640-643


Lemierre's syndrome is an acute medical condition characterized by anaerobic oropharyngeal infection leading to septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein. The illness is often complicated by septic pulmonary emboli and distant metastatic infections. Treatment consists of surgical drainage of purulent collections and long-term intravenous antibiotic therapy. Although Lemierre's syndrome is rare, it is potentially fatal and remains an important entity for clinicians to recognize and treat appropriately.

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