Lemierre’s syndrome is a potentially severe disease characterised by suppurative thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein and subsequent disseminated septic embolisation. The profile of this syndrome declined in the mid-20th century, coinciding with the introduction of antibiotics. Currently, lack of awareness of this condition delays appropriate treatment and worsens prognosis. We report a case of Lemierre’s syndrome in a 12-year-old girl.
- infectious diseases
- pulmonary embolism
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Contributors All authors made substantial contributions to the elaboration of the work. SA: patient management, conception and design of the work, drafting the manuscript, bibliographic research. LS: revision of the manuscript critically for important intellectual content, bibliographic research. IC: patient follow-up, revision of the manuscript critically for important intellectual content. DM: patient management and follow-up, conception of the work, revision of the manuscript critically for important intellectual content. Final version to be published was approved by all authors.
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Competing interests None declared.
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