Lemierre Syndrome in a Teenager Presenting as Pulmonary Septic Embolism
Date of submission: 20-06-2019 | Date of acceptance: 16-07-2020 | Published: 03-01-2021
Lemierre’s syndrome is easily missed and may be more common than generally appreciated. Usually a complication of a deep neck abscess it can present suddenly with shortness of breath and hypoxemia. Accurate diagnosis and orientation is mandatory for the treatment of an otherwise potentially life-threatening disease. We describe a case of an adolescent with Lemierre’s syndrome and septic pulmonary embolism.
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