Abstract: Fusobacterium necrophorum is a strict anaerobic organism responsible for a number of clinical syndromes known as necrobacillosis.
Key Words: Fusobacterium, meningitis, necrobacillosis
Fusobacterium necrophorum is a Gram-negative, strictly anaerobic, nonmotile rod that belongs to the family of Bacteroidaceae and is the cause of a constellation of clinical syndromes known collectively as necrobacillosis.
They have been reported to cause bacteremia and a variety of rapidly progressive infections, known collectively as necrobacillosis.
The most common manifestations of necrobacillosis include postanginal sepsis, bone and joint infections, and abdominal and genital tract infections.
There you learn that Lemierre's syndrome, also known as necrobacillosis
, is septic thrombophlebitis of the jugular vein.
Most notably, Alston described 21 cases of classic Lemierre's syndrome in his review of 280 cases of necrobacillosis that had been published in the world literature between 1933 and 1955.
6) In the same year, Eykyn commented on 45 cases of necrobacillosis in England and Wales, 29 of which exhibited the clinical characteristics of Lemierre's syndrome.
Moreover, another 29 patients were described in two series that examined necrobacillosis and septic internal jugular vein thrombosis, but insufficient data preclude these patients from consideration in this study.
Incidence and clinical epidemiology of necrobacillosis, including Lemierre's syndrome, in Denmark 1990-1995.
Moose are affected in certain parts of the world by a variety of infectious agents, such as anthrax, rinderpest, necrobacillosis
, and foot and mouth disease, which is contracted by coming into contact with reindeer.