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A Severe Case of Lemierre Syndrome with Streptococcus constellatus Infection

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Title: A Severe Case of Lemierre Syndrome with Streptococcus constellatus Infection
Authors: Shimada, Midori / Morinaga, Yoshitomo / Kitazaki, Takeshi / Fukuda, Minoru / Hashiguchi, Kohji / Yanagihara, Katsunori / Kohno, Shigeru
Issue Date: 19-Nov-2014
Publisher: 国立感染症研究所 / National Institute of Infectious Diseases
Citation: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, 67(6), pp.488-489; 2014
Abstract: A 76-year-old Japanese male presenting with high fever, headache, and disturbance of consciousness was hospitalized. Contrast computed tomography revealed thrombophlebitis in the internal jugular vein and abscesses in the posterior neck region, pharynx, and pterygoid muscle. Streptococcus constellatus infection was confirmed by culture of blood samples, and the patient was diagnosed with Lemierre syndrome. In addition to the administration of antibiotics and anticoagulants, abscess drainage was performed. S. constellatus should patients with Lemierre syndrome.
Keywords: Streptococcus constellatus / coagulopathy / disseminated intravascular coagulation / thrombosis / elderly
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/34965
ISSN: 13446304
DOI: 10.7883/yoken.67.488
Type: Journal Article
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