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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 20, No. 5, 2013, pp. 70-78
Bioline Code: mj13075
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 5, 2013, pp. 70-78

 en Necrotizing Fasciitis on the Right Side of the Neck with Internal Jugular Vein Thrombophlebitis and Septic Emboli: A Case of Lemierre’s-Like Syndrome
Nguyen, Dang; Yaacob, Yazmin; Hamid, Hamzaini & Muda, Sobri

Abstract

Lemierre’s syndrome (LS) is a rare life-threatening infective condition typically starting with an oropharyngeal infection causing thrombophlebitis and metastatic abscesses. The most common aetiology of LS is Fusobacterium necrophorum check for this species in other resources ; however, it can also occur after infection with other organisms. LS mainly affects young healthy adults. The initial infection site can be in the head and neck or in the abdomen. The morbidity rate of this disease is high despite aggressive treatments. In this article, we report a 63-year-old male patient with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, presenting with Klebsiella pneumoniae check for this species in other resources infection-induced necrotizing fasciitis on the right side of the neck, leading to LS.

Keywords
necrotizing fasciitis; Lemierre syndrome; Fusobacterium necrophorum; Klebsiella pneumoniae

 
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