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
İbrahim UYAR,Günseri UYSAL UYAR,Engin TULUKOĞLU,Tolga DEMİR,Ali İhsan PARLAR
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