Lemierre’s syndrome is an uncommon seen and often forgotten complication of acute oropharyngitis. It affects previously healthy adolescents and young adults. Central to the pathogenesis of this disease is the internal jugular vein thrombophlebitis. Septic metastases occur and frequently affect the lungs. We report a case of classic Lemierre’s syndrome due to Streptococcus Constellatus.

LEMIERRE’S SYNDROME DUE TO STREPTOCOCCUS CONSTELLATUS. Case report and literature review

BOSCOLO RIZZO, PAOLO;DA MOSTO, MARIA CRISTINA;
2003

Abstract

Lemierre’s syndrome is an uncommon seen and often forgotten complication of acute oropharyngitis. It affects previously healthy adolescents and young adults. Central to the pathogenesis of this disease is the internal jugular vein thrombophlebitis. Septic metastases occur and frequently affect the lungs. We report a case of classic Lemierre’s syndrome due to Streptococcus Constellatus.
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