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Case Report
The Forgotten Disease: A Case of Lemierre's Syndrome
1 Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, Singapore  
Eurasian J Emerg Med 2018; 17: 139-140
DOI: 10.5152/eajem.2018.29200
Key Words: Lemierre syndrome, postanginal sepsis, thrombophlebitis
Abstract

Lemierre’s syndrome (LS) is a rare but life-threatening condition that presents as an oropharyngeal infection. There is no screening test for it, and its diagnosis is clinical. We report the case of a previously healthy young man who presented with LS. His diagnosis was made with bedside ultrasound; hence, we recommend it as a screening tool in the emergency department. His delayed treatment resulted in his demise. In a developed country with easy access to antibiotics, we need to urgently raise physician’s awareness toward LS and highlight the importance of early diagnosis and antibiotic use for its patients.


Cite this article as
: Alcantara MP, Ngo AS. The Forgotten Disease: A Case of Lemierre's Syndrome. Eurasian J Emerg Med. 2018; 17 (3): 139-40.

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