Other Names for this Disease
- Lemierre postanginal sepsis
- Oropharyngeal infection leading to secondary septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein
- Postanginal sepsis secondary to orophyngeal infection
- Septic phlebitis of the internal jugular vein
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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.Lemierre syndrome is a rare disease that is typically characterized by the following four findings: (1) pharyngitis or tonsillitis; followed by (2)
Last updated: 11/12/2008
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