This syndrome is also known as postanginal
septicemia or necrobacillosis (Alherabi, 2009), and the number of published cases has increased recently, with six appearing between 1980 and 1990, 50 more from 1991 to 2000, and then climbing to 121 from 2001 to 2008.
The most common manifestations of necrobacillosis include postanginal sepsis, bone and joint infections, and abdominal and genital tract infections.
Metastatic complications of Fusobacterium necrophorum sepsis: two cases of Lemierre's postanginal septicemia.
Subsequent reports of this syndrome-which is also known as postanginal septicemia and a form of necrobacillosis-appeared intermittently in the literature until the 1950s.
When Lemierre first described the syndrome of postanginal sepsis, he noted that most cases developed in the setting of oropharyngeal infection.
Lemierre's syndrome: Two cases of postanginal sepsis.
Lemierre's disease: Postanginal bacteremia and pulmonary involvement caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum.
Lemierre's postanginal septicemia: Internal jugular vein thrombosis related to pharyngeal infection.
Adult respiratory distress syndrome as a complication of postanginal sepsis.
Lemierre' s syndrome: A case of postanginal septicemia and bilateral flank abscesses.
Postanginal septicaemia (Lemmiere's [sic] disease) complicated by haemophagocytosis.