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VOLUME 17 , ISSUE 6 ( December, 2013 ) > List of Articles


Lemierre′s syndrome presenting with septic shock

Vinay Marulasiddappa, C. A. Tejesh

Keywords : Internal jugular vein thrombosis, Lemierre′s syndrome, oropharyngeal infection

Citation Information : Marulasiddappa V, Tejesh CA. Lemierre′s syndrome presenting with septic shock. Indian J Crit Care Med 2013; 17 (6):382-384.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.123460

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


Lemierre′s syndrome is a rare condition characterized by septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein and metastatic abscesses following oropharyngeal infection. Though classically caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum, a number of other causative organisms have been reported in literature. We report a case of Lemierre′s syndrome following parapharyngeal abscess due to staphylococcus aureus which progressed to septic shock.

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