Abstract
An: 2012, Nr.2, Articol Nr. 25
Title: 

LEMIERRE SYNDROME FOLLOWING ODONTOGENIC INFECTION –REPORT OF A CASE AND LITERATURE REVIEW

Authors: 

      Mohammed Al Mutawakel - Clinical Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery, Constanta
      Crina Miu - Clinical Department of Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery, Constanța
      LEMIERRE SYNDROME FOLLOWING ODONTOGENIC INFECTION – REPORT OF A CASE AND LITERATURE REVIEW (Abstract): Lemierre syndrome, which can result from a recent oropharyngeal or odontogenic infection, is characterized by clinical or radiographic signs of thrombosis of the internal jugular vein, distant infected emboli and the presence of anaerobic pathogens, usually Fusobacterium necrophorum. We report the case of a 69 year old man who was hospitalized for an odontogenic cellulitis and died within 26 hours post admission due to delayed presentation. This condition was so rare that, historically, it became known as the “forgotten disease,” but an increasing frequency of reports indicates that Lemierre syndrome may not be so uncommon. Early recognition and high dose antibiotics are critical elements in reducing mortality.
Key words: LEMIERRE SYNDROME, ODONTOGENIC INFECTION, JUGULAR VEIN THROMBOSIS
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