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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536211/pathological-fracture-of-the-femoral-neck-following-septic-coxitis-and-chronic-osteomyelitis-a-potential-complication-of-lemierre-s-syndrome
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Dominik Maximilian Vogt, Ludger Tüshaus, Martin Kaiser, Martin Russlies
We portray the case of a 16-year-old girl who was initially admitted to the paediatric emergency department with non-specific symptoms of a severe cold and was first treated symptomatically on an ambulatory basis. Within 6 days she developed the full clinical picture of Lemierre's syndrome with the extraordinary manifestation of involvement of her right hip. Despite an interdisciplinary coordinated treatment as well as surgical therapy, a full-blown sepsis evolved within a short time period and resulted in almost 2 months of intensive care...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535728/a-review-of-eight-cases-of-cavernous-sinus-thrombosis-secondary-to-sphenoid-sinusitis-including-a12-year-old-girl-at-the-present-department
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Yun-Hu Wang, Po-Yen Chen, Pei-Ju Ting, Fang-Liang Huang
Cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) is a severe disease which can result from infection of any of the tissues drained by the cavernous sinus. We here review eight cases, including a 12-year-old girl, all secondary to sphenoid sinusitis. The clinical manifestations, laboratory data, imaging findings, pathogens, medications, surgical treatment and clinical outcomes were analyzed. All eight patients had headache and five of them fever. All cases were associated with one or more ophthalmic symptoms. In four cases, computed tomography/magnetic resonance imaging showed isolated sphenoid sinusitis...
May 23, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525463/fdg-pet-ct-as-a-new-method-for-diagnosis-and-whole-body-evaluation-of-lemierre-syndrome
#3
Jordy P Pijl, Andor W J M Glaudemans, Riemer H J A Slart, Thomas C Kwee
Lemierre syndrome is a rare disease that is defined by a pharyngeal infection, complicated by septicemia and internal jugular vein thrombosis followed by septic emboli. Because of its rarity, a delay in diagnosis is not uncommon. However, given the mortality rate of approximately 2%, prompt diagnosis and detection of septic emboli are essential to initiate prompt treatment, preventing organ damage and ongoing sepsis. We present 3 cases that demonstrate the value of FDG-PET/CT as a possible alternative or adjunct to conventional imaging methods for diagnosis and whole-body evaluation of Lemierre syndrome...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502952/lemierre-s-syndrome-variant-with-external-jugular-vein-thrombosis
#4
Junji Takiguchi, Hirokazu Sakamoto, Nobutaka Inoue
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500126/lemierre-s-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-septic-arthritis
#5
James B Olivier, Khalid Al-Hourani, Benjamin Bolland
Lemierre's syndrome is a rare condition characterised by pharyngitis leading to septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein. Complications include pulmonary septic emboli, septic arthritis and disseminated intravascular coagulation. The authors present a case of a healthy woman aged 25 years with septic arthritis of the shoulder due to this unusual cause. This diagnosis was made via a combination of clinical, radiological and microbiological findings. It was successfully treated via surgical and antimicrobial interventions...
May 12, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462553/pyomyositis-complicated-by-deep-venous-thrombosis-a-unique-case-of-reverse-lemierre-s-syndrome
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Uthara Elsa Mathew, Animesh Ray, Manish Soneja, Surabhi Vyas, Kjdb Sanker, Neeraj Nischal, Pankaj Jorwal, S K Sharma
We report a case of a young individual who presented with fever and swelling of right upper and lower limbs for 3 weeks. Subsequently he developed shortness of breath and decreased urine output and had to be mechanically ventilated. Ultrasound screening of the lower limb had shown deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and thus the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) seemed probable. However the workup for PTE was negative and patient's fever continued and his condition deteriorated. Evaluation for an infective locus led to the diagnosis of pyomyositis and DVT appeared to have developed secondary to the muscle inflammation as a part of Reverse Lemierre's syndrome...
March 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430681/dangerous-liaisons-pelvic-variant-of-lemierre-syndrome-by-right-common-iliac-vein-thrombophlebitis-after-sexual-intercourse
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Hélène Pol, Paul Guerby, Ludwig Duazo Cassin, Elodie Chantalat, Amanda Tournemire, Martin Baujat, Lydie Porte, Olivier Parant, Fabien Vidal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416472/oesophageal-cancer-presenting-as-lemierre-s-syndrome-caused-by-streptococcus-anginosus
#8
Mohammed Osman, Saqib Hasan, Ghassan Bachuwa
A 59-year-old man presented to the emergency department with complaints of dysphagia, right-sided neck swelling, fever and chills. Physical examination was remarkable for fever and tender swelling over the right side of the neck. Laboratory investigations revealed leucocytosis with neutrophilia. CT of the neck showed right internal jugular vein thrombosis with an overlying abscess and a nodular opacity in the right lung apex with air locules. He underwent surgical drainage of the neck abscess. Aerobic cultures from the drainage and blood cultures grew Streptococcus anginosus Given his initial complaint of dysphagia, upper endoscopy was performed which showed a mass in the upper oesophagus...
April 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381765/lemierre-s-syndrome-with-cavernous-sinus-thrombosis
#9
Koichi Kobayashi, Hirotoshi Matsui
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352635/pulmonary-embolism-and-internal-jugular-vein-thrombosis-as-evocative-clues-of-lemierre-s-syndrome-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Alfredo De Giorgi, Fabio Fabbian, Christian Molino, Elisa Misurati, Ruana Tiseo, Claudia Parisi, Benedetta Boari, Roberto Manfredini
Lemierre's syndrome (LS) is an uncommon condition with oropharyngeal infections, internal jugular vein thrombosis, and systemic metastatic septic embolization as the main features. Fusobacterium species, a group of strictly anaerobic Gram negative rod shaped bacteria, are advocated to be the main pathogen involved. We report a case of LS complicated by pulmonary embolism and pulmonary septic emboli that mimicked a neoplastic lung condition. A Medline search revealed 173 case reports of LS associated with internal jugular vein thrombosis that documented the type of microorganism...
March 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348801/chromobacterium-violaceum-infection-in-chronic-granulomatous-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Zaal Meher-Homji, Rekha Pai Mangalore, Paul D R Johnson, Kyra Y L Chua
Introduction.Chromobacterium violaceum is an opportunistic human pathogen, associated with significant mortality, and has been reported in patients with chronic granulomatous disease (CGD), a genetic condition causing impaired phagocytosis. Case presentation. A 28-year-old man with a history of CGD presented with fever, pharyngitis, cervical lymphadenopathy and internal jugular vein thrombosis, following travel to the rural Solomon Islands. C. violaceum was recovered from his blood. The patient recovered after treatment with meropenem and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole...
January 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331642/lemierre-s-syndrome-associated-with-mechanical-ventilation-and-profound-deafness
#12
Lukas Birkner
Lemierre's syndrome is a rare disorder that is characterized by anaerobic organisms inducing a thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein (IJV) following a course of oropharyngeal infection. It often occurs in young and healthy patients. Clinicians continuously misinterpret early symptoms until infection disseminates systematically and life-threatening sepsis transpires. We report the case of a 58-year-old female developing Lemierre's syndrome accompanied by invasive ventilation support and a profound deafness requiring the implementation of a cochlear implant...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260599/peritonsillar-abscess-clinical-aspects-of-microbiology-risk-factors-and-the-association-with-parapharyngeal-abscess
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Tejs Ehlers Klug
PTA is a collection of pus located between the tonsillar capsule and the pharyngeal constrictor muscle. It is considered a complication of acute tonsillitis and is the most prevalent deep neck infection (approximately 2000 cases annually in Denmark) and cause of acute admission to Danish ENT departments. Teenagers and young adults are most commonly affected and males may predominate over females. However, no studies of age- and gender-stratified incidence rates have previously been published. Furthermore, smoking may be associated with increased risk of peritonsillar abscess (PTA) development, although the magnitude of the association has not been estimated...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236587/lemierre-syndrome-in-an-adult-patient-with-fontan-circulation
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Andrés Carrillo López, Jaime Emilio Herrero Cereceda, Margarita Palmer Sans, María Esperanza Madrid Vergara, Cristina Royo Villa, María Araceli Molina Povedano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179705/the-forgotten-disease-lemierres-syndrome
#15
Ahmed Farhan, Yawar Ali Shah, Bushra Tariq Ali, Uzma Mumtaz, Umar Farooq
Lemierre's syndrome refers to septic thrombosis of deep veins of the neck, is a rare and often life threatening complication following upper respiratory tract infections. We present here a case of Lemierre's syndrome in a previously healthy 30 years old female who had a febrile illness for two weeks with associated dysphagia, hoarse voice and right sided neck swelling. She was investigated for retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscess, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, tuberculosis and thyroiditis but finally concluded as Lemierre's syndrome based on the findings of thrombosis of the deep neck veins following respiratory tract infection, septic pulmonary emboli and clinical recovery with antibiotics and supportive care...
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163049/fusobacterium-nucleatum-bacteremia-presenting-with-portal-vein-thrombosis-an-abdominal-lemierre-syndrome
#16
Joseph A Moore, Siayareh Rambally
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150061/descending-necrotizing-mediastinitis-with-lemierre-s-syndrome
#17
Taisuke Kaiho, Takahiro Nakajima, Shuji Yonekura, Sawako Hamasaki, Takekazu Iwata, Ichiro Yoshino
Descending necrotizing mediastinitis is a severe infection of the mediastinum. Lemierre's syndrome manifests as thrombophlebitis in the cervical veins, which is caused by a neck infection. A 50-year-old woman had a fever with a 13-day history of neck pain. CT showed a deep neck abscess with vertebral vein thrombosis and mediastinal abscesses. Multiple small pulmonary nodules were found, suggesting septic pulmonary embolism. Emergency surgery for bilateral cervical and mediastinal drainage was performed, and antibiotics and anticoagulation agent was administered...
February 1, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148337/bilateral-cavernous-sinus-thrombosis-in-lemierre-s-syndrome
#18
Adrian Budhram, Basavaraj Shettar, Donald H Lee, Michael Silverman, Kaveri Gupta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122872/prevalence-of-fusobacterium-necrophorum-in-children-presenting-with-pharyngitis
#19
Tam T Van, Laura M Cox, Mike E Cox, Jennifer Dien Bard
Fusobacterium necrophorum, an obligate anaerobic bacterium, was recently reported to be an important cause of bacterial pharyngitis with a prevalence as high as that of group A Streptococcus (GAS) in adolescents and young adults. Importantly, F. necrophorum is the primary causative agent of the life-threatening Lemierre's syndrome, and screening of pharyngeal samples may be warranted for its early detection and prevention. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalences of F. necrophorum and groups A and C/G streptococci as agents of bacterial pharyngitis in children...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040511/fusobacterium-necrophorum-tonsillitis-with-mild-case-of-lemierre-s-syndrome
#20
Pavan Kumar Panchavati, Bhavini Kar, Ali Hassoun, Robert M Centor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Anaerobe
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