A case of Lemierre's syndrome following Epstein-Barr virus infection

Boz G., Iskender S., Caylan R., Aydin K., Koksal I.

ANAEROBE, cilt.11, sa.3, ss.185-187, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Lemierre's syndrome, or necrobacillosis, is a life-threatening septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein. The causative organism is Fusobacterium necrophorum. Here we report a case of Lemierre's syndrome in a young male and describe the clinical presentations and treatment. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was a suspected predisposing factor in this case. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.