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[A young man with sore throat and infection].

Authors
  • Egger, M
  • Ochsenbein, A
  • Gerber, A U
Type
Published Article
Journal
Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift
Publication Date
May 17, 1997
Volume
127
Issue
20
Pages
861–863
Identifiers
PMID: 9289812
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Postanginal septicemia (Lemierre's syndrome) is an infection with anaerobes that ensues from certain oropharyngeal infections: septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein leads to abscess formation in the lungs and possibly in other organs. Based upon a recently observed typical case the syndrome is presented and its possible importance for empirical therapy of tonsillopharyngitis and septicemias involving unknown organisms is briefly discussed.

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