Lemierre’s Syndrome: A Case Report.


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Ataş İ. , Bilir Ö. , Ünlü A., Taşçı F.

Journal of Emergency Medicine Case Reports., vol.12, no.1, pp.52-54, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.33706/jemcr.838532
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Emergency Medicine Case Reports.
  • Page Numbers: pp.52-54

Abstract

Lemierre's syndrome is a syndrome with high mortality, causing internal jugular vein (IJV) thrombophlebitis, septic lung and other organ embolism, which often develops as a complication of oropharyngeal infections. Mortality can be reduced with early diagnosis and appropriate antibiotic treatment. It is a rare syndrome and the case we have presented here differs from the cases with lemierre syndrome previously reported because of the involvement of superior vena cava (SVC) and subclavian vein.