Cureus 2021 Jan 15;13(1):e12728. Epub 2021 Jan 15.
Infectious Disease, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Miami, USA.
Lemierre's syndrome is an oropharyngeal infection complicated by septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein, bacteremia, and septic emboli. It mainly occurs in immunocompetent individuals and was first reported in the early 1900s by physician Andre Lemierre. A 23-year-old male presented to our institution with sore throat, difficulty swallowing, left-sided ear pain, nausea, vomiting, subjective fevers, general malaise, right-sided rib pain, and anorexia. Read More