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Lemierre'ssyndrome: A persistent unusual neck pain and swelling Lemierre'ssyndrome is a systemic complication commonly caused by oropharyngeal infection by Fusobacterium species, which manifests itself as an internal jugular vein thrombosis formation. It is a rare occurrence nowadays with the availability of broad spectrum antibiotics for treatment. Most cases in the literature presented with a life-threatening condition. We are reporting a case of Lemierre'ssyndrome that presented
Lemierre'ssyndrome presented with acute pancreatitis Lemierre'ssyndrome is a rare clinical condition that is characterized by infected internal jugular vein thrombosis with metastatic septicemia. The most common causative agent is Fusobacterium necrophorum. A previously healthy 37-year-old woman presented to our emergency department with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. She was admitted to the general practice unit with a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis then was subsequently transferred (...) to the intensive care unit due to shock. Physical examination revealed tenderness on right side of the neck. Blood cultures were remarkable for F. necrophorum. Clinical symptoms led to subsequent ultrasound and computed tomography scan of the neck, confirming internal jugular vein thrombosis.The patient was treated with antibiotics for 6 weeks. Anticoagulation therapy was initiated.We report a case of Lemierre'ssyndrome that presented as acute pancreatitis. The high index of suspicion of this disease
Lemierre'sSyndrome â€“ A rare cause of disseminated sepsis requiring multi-organ support Lemierre'ssyndrome is a rare complication of acute pharyngitis characterised by septicaemia with infective thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein, most commonly due to Fusobacterium necrophorum. It characteristically affects healthy young adults causing persistent pyrexia and systemic sepsis presenting several days after an initial pharyngitis. Septic emboli seed via the bloodstream to distant (...) sites including the lung, joints, skin, liver, spleen and brain. Prolonged antimicrobial therapy is required and admission to intensive care common. This once rare condition is increasing in incidence but awareness amongst clinicians is low. We present a classic case in a young man who developed multi-organ failure requiring intensive care support and describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology, microbiology, clinical features and management of the disease.