Lemierre's syndrome

Ockrim, J.; Kettlewell, S.; Gray, G. R.
September 2000
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Sep2000, Vol. 93 Issue 9, p480
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article explores the basic characteristics of a Lemierre's syndrome. It included septicemia or blood poisoning, predated by oropharyngeal infection, side neck tenderness, swelling due to internal jugular thrombophlebitis and metastatic symptoms in lungs, liver and kidneys. A case of a 15-year-old girl having pains in her lungs for four days is presented and examined.


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