Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Damar Cer Derg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 1301 - 1839 E-ISSN 2149 - 1259

Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2015 , Vol 24 , Issue 1
Vascular Complication of Sore Throat: Lemierre's Syndrome: Case Report
1Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, Akut Kalp Damar Hospital,
2Clinic of Anesthesiology, Seferihisar State Hospital, İzmir
3Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kolan Hospital, İstanbul
DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2013-37508 Lemierre"s syndrome is a rare disease that occurs due to an oropharyngeal infection ca- using internal jugular vein thrombosis and metastatic infection. It is usually seen in previously he- althy adolescents and young adults. The predominant pathogen is a Gram-negative anaerobic bacillus, Fusobacterium necrophorum. This syndrome is routinely treated with intravenous anti- biotics and anticoagulants. Herein we report a patient who presented with acute sore throat that led to a bacteremia with the left internal jugular vein thrombosis, and treated with intravenous anti- biotics and anticoagulants in the light of the literature. Keywords : Lemierre's syndrome; jugular vein thrombosis; septicaemia