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Lemierre's syndrome presenting with peritonsillar abscess and VIth cranial nerve palsy

  • C Jones (a1), T M Siva (a1), F K Seymour (a1) and B J O'Reilly (a1)

Abstract

Lemierre's syndrome is characterized by acute oropharyngeal infection complicated by internal jugular venous thrombosis secondary to septic thrombophlebitis, and metastatic abscesses. We report a case of Lemierre's syndrome in an 18-year-old Caucasian woman presenting with a peritonsillar abscess and ipsilateral VIth cranial nerve palsy.

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Address for correspondence: Miss F K Seymour, Top Flat, 81 Linden Gardens, London W2 4EU, UK. E-mail: kayseymour@doctors.org.uk

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Lemierre's syndrome presenting with peritonsillar abscess and VIth cranial nerve palsy

  • C Jones (a1), T M Siva (a1), F K Seymour (a1) and B J O'Reilly (a1)

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