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What is Lemierre's syndrome?

What is Lemierre's syndrome?

  • Lemierre's syndrome: A very rare condition where a throat infection leads to secondary infection and blood clot formation in the internal jugular vein. The infected blood clot can then travel to other parts of the body and cause problems. The usual bacterial culprit is Fusobacterium necrophorum.

Lemierre's syndrome: Introduction

Types of Lemierre's syndrome:

Broader types of Lemierre's syndrome:

How serious is Lemierre's syndrome?

Prognosis of Lemierre's syndrome: prompt treatment is needed to prevent complications and possible death
Complications of Lemierre's syndrome: see complications of Lemierre's syndrome

What causes Lemierre's syndrome?

Causes of Lemierre's syndrome: see causes of Lemierre's syndrome

What are the symptoms of Lemierre's syndrome?

Symptoms of Lemierre's syndrome: see symptoms of Lemierre's syndrome

Complications of Lemierre's syndrome: see complications of Lemierre's syndrome

Lemierre's syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Lemierre's syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Lemierre's syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Lemierre's syndrome: Otolaryngologist, Pulmonologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Lemierre's syndrome.
Treatments for Lemierre's syndrome: see treatments for Lemierre's syndrome
Research for Lemierre's syndrome: see research for Lemierre's syndrome

Name and Aliases of Lemierre's syndrome

Main name of condition: Lemierre's syndrome

Other names or spellings for Lemierre's syndrome:

Necrobacillosis, Thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein after infection of the oropharynx

Fusobacterial necrotising tonsillitis Source - Diseases Database


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