Author(s): Ieven M, Vael K, De Mayer M, De Schepper A, Pattyn S
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Abstract Two cases of necrobacillosis or post-anginal septicemia (Lemierre's syndrome) due to Fusobacterium necrophorum are described. The first case in a young adult was complicated by thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein, lung abscesses and skin involvement. The second case was in a 2-year-old child, which is exceptional. The primary focus was possibly otitis media. In a third patient with multiple metastases of colon carcinoma, Fusobacterium necrophorum septicemia was diagnosed during a bout of fever 36 hours before death.
This article was published in Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis
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