Lemierre's syndrome caused by Streptococcus pyogenes in an elderly woman

Mustafa Khaleel Siddique, Grace Chang, Victor Lagmay, Michael Shih

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Abstract

Lemierre's syndrome is characterized by septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein. It typically presents in healthy adolescents or young adults, usually preceded by an oropharyngeal infection, with the most common offending pathogen being Fusobacterium necrophorum. We present a case of Lemierre's syndrome in an elderly woman without antecedent oropharyngeal infection, caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. She was successfully treated with combined surgical and medical management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-33
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Internal jugular vein
  • Lemierre's syndrome
  • Septic thrombophlebitis
  • Streptococcus pyogenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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