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Lemierre's syndrome in a patient with habitual toothpick usage.
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PMID:  22487510     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Lemierre's syndrome is characterized by septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein that is complicated by metastatic infections. The disease usually presents after oropharyngeal infection. In rare cases, odontogenic infection has been implicated as culprit. Here, we report a case of Lemierre's syndrome that most likely developed secondary to toothpick usage. The patient had an uneventful recovery after the timely administration of the appropriate antibiotics.
Alice Ying-Jung Wu; Hsiang-Kuang Tseng; Jian Su; Chang-Pan Liu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1995-9133     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100956211     Medline TA:  J Microbiol Immunol Infect     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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