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

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

ANAEROBE, vol.11, no.3, pp.185-187, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2004.12.003
  • Title of Journal : ANAEROBE
  • Page Numbers: pp.185-187


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.