Lemierre's syndrome is also known as postanginal
Lemierre's syndrome (also called necrobacillosis or postanginal
septicemia) is an acute oropharyngeal infection with a secondary septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein (IVJ).
It is also known by the terms such as "postanginal
septicemia" and "necrobacillosis" .
LS, also known as necrobacillosis or postanginal
sepsis, is a rare life-threatening complication of oropharyngeal infections.
Lemierre's syndrome was first reported by Lemierre in 1936 who described a series of 20 patients, 18 of whom died.1 Lemierre's syndrome also called postanginal
septicaemia and "the forgotten disease" as many physicians are unaware of the disease is thought to be caused by the gram negative bacteria - Fusodobacterium Necrophorum (FN).2-4 Other bacteria like streptococcus and staphylococcus aureus have also been documented to be the causal agents.5 FN is a normal flora of the oral cavity, genital tract and the gastrointestinal tract.
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.
Lemierre's syndrome (necrobacillosis or postanginal
septicaemia) was first reported in 1900 by Gourmont and Cade (1) and later described by Andre Lemierre in 1936 in a review of 20 cases.
Lemierre syndrome or postanginal
sepsis (necrobacillosis) is characterized by septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein (IJV) with frequent metastatic infections, usually due to anaerobic organisms.
LS was first described as a 'postanginal
septicaemia' in the early 20th century; originally associated with a mortality reaching 90% it involves a classic triad of oropahryngeal sepsis, internal jugular vein (IJV) thrombophlebitis and metastatic abscess formation (1).
Lemierre's syndrome (postanginal
sepsis, necrobacillosis) is characterized by thrombosis of the internal jugular vein that is usually preceded by an infection in the oropharynx or other head and neck site.
* Lemierre syndrome (also known as postanginal
This patient's clinical picture is consistent with postanginal
sepsis, a severe and rare complication of pharyngitis.