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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 259-263

Lemierre's Syndrome presenting with neurological and pulmonary symptoms: Case report and review of the literature

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India

Correspondence Address:
Sushil Kumar Aggarwal
Senior Resident (ENT), Department of Neurosurgery, SGPGIMS, Lucknow - 226 014
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.112489

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Lemierre's Syndrome (LS) is a potentially life-threatening condition, characterized by clinical or radiologic evidence of internal jugular vein thrombosis following an oropharyngeal infection, most commonly by Fusobacterium necrophorum. A high index of suspicion and early recognition is important for successful management and to prevent systemic complications like multiorgan failure with extremely high morbidity, prolonged hospitalization and, not uncommonly, death. We are reporting a rare case of LS that was complicated with internal jugular vein and cavernous sinus thrombosis along with lung metastatic lesions, which was diagnosed and treated at our institute.

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