par Bouton, F.;Cotils, M.;Genard, M.;Hubert, Claude
Référence Revue médicale de Bruxelles, 19, 1, page (5-9)
Publication Publié, 1998
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : The authors report a case of Lemierre's syndrome. This uncommon clinical entity is characterized by a septic internal jugular vein thrombosis with secondary metastatic abscesses and Fusobacterium necrophorum septicemiA, following an acute oropharyngeal infection. The diagnosis is primarily clinical and it should be suspected when a severe septicaemiC illness, with pulmonary symptoms, occurs after an acute pharyngotonsillar infection. This article reviews the clinical picture, microbiology and treatment of this forgotten complication of acute tonsillitis.