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VOLUME 17 , ISSUE 6 ( December, 2013 ) > List of Articles
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.
License: CC BY-ND 3.0
Published Online: 01-12-2013
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
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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