Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Necrobacillosis – an unusual case of pharyngotonsillitis

  • Sean Carrie (a1) and Patricia A. Fenton (a2)

Abstract

Necrobacillosis is a potentially life-threatening septicaemic illness occurring in the previously fit and healthy. The authors illustrate a case presenting as an atypical pharyngotonsillitis with renal complications, initially misdiagnosed as poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis. Necrobacillosis should be considered in cases of unusual pharyngotonsillitis.

Copyright

Corresponding author

Mr S. Carrie, Department of ENT, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JE.

References

Hide All
Alston, J. M. (1955) Necrobacillosis in Great Britain. British Medical Journal ii: 15241528.
Dunkle, L. M., Brotherton, T. J., Feigin, R. D. (1976) Anaerobic infections in children: a prospective study. Pediatrics 57: 311320.
Lemierre, A. (1936) On certain septicaemias due to anaerobic organisms. Lancet 1: 701703.
Moore-Gillon, J., Lee, T. H., Eykyn, S. J., Phillips, I. (1984) Necrobacillosis: a forgotten disease. British Medical Journal 288: 15261527.
Oleske, J. M., Starr, S. E., Nahmias, A. J. (1976) Complications of peritonsillar abscess due to Fusobacterium necrophorum, Pediatrics 57: 570572.
Rubenstein, E., Onderdonk, A. B., Rahal, J. J. (1974) Peritonsillar infection and bacteraemia caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum. Journal of Pediatrics 85: 673675.
Vogel, L. C., Boyer, K. M. (1980) Metastatic complications of Fusobacterium necrophorum sepsis. Two cases of Lemierre's postanginal septicaemia. American Journal of Diseases of Children 134: 356358.

Keywords

Necrobacillosis – an unusual case of pharyngotonsillitis

  • Sean Carrie (a1) and Patricia A. Fenton (a2)

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed