Lemierre's syndrome following mastoiditis

Avinash K. Shetty, Rodolfo E. Begue, Kathryn Coffman, Susanne T. White-Sims, Russell W. Steele

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Abstract

Lemierre's syndrome (postanginal sepsis) is characterized by anaerobic septicemia, septic thrombophlebitis, and metastatic lesions, most frequently involving the lungs after an oropharyngeal infection. We report a case of Lemierre's syndrome following mastoiditis. Early diagnosis and treatment with surgical drainage followed by prolonged antibiotic therapy produced a good clinical outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-325
Number of pages3
JournalInfections in Medicine
Volume15
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Shetty, A. K., Begue, R. E., Coffman, K., White-Sims, S. T., & Steele, R. W. (1998). Lemierre's syndrome following mastoiditis. Infections in Medicine, 15(5), 323-325.