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GRILLE, Pedro; GRASIUSO, Lucciano  y  ALBORNOZ, Henry. Lemierre's syndrome. Clinical case and literature review. Rev. Méd. Urug. [online]. 2020, vol.36, n.3, pp.233-246.  Epub 01-Sep-2020. ISSN 0303-3295.

Lemierre’s syndrome constitutes a rare and potentially serious entity, that may complicate oropharyngeal infections. This condition includes thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein and distant septic embolisms. The study presents the clinical case of a young man who consulted after an upper respiratory infection, with internal jugular vein thrombosis, left sigmoid and transverse seins, also associating septic pulmonary embolism and pleural empyema. The patient had a positive evolution after empirical antibiotic, pleural drainage and anticoagulants. We conducted literature review on this condition, focusing on clinical, epidemiological and microbiological aspects.

Palabras clave : Lemierre syndrome; Thrombophlebitis; Thromboembolism; Pulmonary embolism.

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