Lemierre's Syndrome

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Lemierre's syndrome complicated by carotid thrombosis
N. Maalikjy Akkawi, B. Borroni, M. Magoni, L. A. Vignolo, A. Padovani
Neurological Sciences Volume 22 Issue 5 (2001) pp 403-404

Lemierre's syndrome, also known as postanginal sepsis, is a rare condition that presents as an increasing sore throat due to acute pharyngitis or tonsillitis and progresses to sepsis, due to suppurative thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein. We present an atypical case of Lemierre's syndrome complicated by carotid thrombosis. The etiological factors and the diagnostic and therapeutic measures are discussed.

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