Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Cerebral Infarctions and Brain Abscess due to Lemierre Syndrome
Yoko SHIBASAKI WARABIHiroko YOSHIKAWAJiro IDEZUKAMotoyoshi YAMAZAKIYoji ONISHI
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2005 Volume 44 Issue 6 Pages 653-656

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Abstract

Lemierre syndrome is characterized by anaerobic bacterial infection in the head and neck, causing thrombophlebitis of the jugular vein and septic metastasis to various distant organs, most often the lungs. Here we describe previously unreported clinical features of cerebral infarctions and brain abscess due to metastatic septic embolism of this uncommon but lethal syndrome, and the successful course of treatment with ampicillin, cefotaxime and metronidazole.

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