Lemierres Syndrome (LS) is a rare but lethal disease, which was first described in its core spectrum, by Andre Lemierre. The characteristic LS symptoms include acute infection of the head and neck region, internal jugular vein thrombosis and isolation of the bacterial agent from blood or other infected tissues. During the first decades of the antibiotic era, both LS incidence and mortality decreased significantly and respectively the rate of suspicion amongst physicians decreased. However, the low rate of suspicion, combined with the fact that the progress on molecular medicine allowed quicker, unequivocal LS diagnosis, resulted on increased rates of LS cases around the globe. The decreased use of antibiotics against tonsillitis, the bacterial resistance phenomenon and the systematic underreport of relevant cases in previous decades, may have contributed on the higher levels of LS prevalence.
Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods is one of the top online publishing journals for research from the field of Lemierres Syndrome. The open access articles published in this scholarly journal are reviewed by at least two reviewers of the associated fields. The journal publishes original research articles, reviews, case reports, short communications, etc and emphasizes theoretical and experimental work. To ensure high quality articles, both editors and reviewers actively participate in the peer review process and help in completing the review process within 21 days. As an important educational platform the journal provides scientists and researchers access to the newest trends and research outlooks. Please browse through the list of peer-reviewed journals to find the scientific publication of your interest.
Last date updated on September, 2014