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Three cases of Fusobacterium necrophorum septicemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8243489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of necrobacillosis or post-anginal septicemia (Lemierre's syndrome) due to Fusobacterium necrophorum are described. The first case in a young adult was complicated by thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein, lung abscesses and skin involvement. The second case was in a 2-year-old child, which is exceptional. The primary focus was possibly otitis media. In a third patient with multiple metastases of colon carcinoma, Fusobacterium necrophorum septicemia was diagnosed during a bout of fever 36 hours before death.
M Ieven; K Vael; M De Mayer; A De Schepper; S Pattyn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases : official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0934-9723     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-06     Completed Date:  1994-01-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804297     Medline TA:  Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  705-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory for Microbiology, Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen, Edegem, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteremia / complications,  microbiology*
Child, Preschool
Colonic Neoplasms / complications
Fusobacterium Infections / complications,  microbiology*
Fusobacterium necrophorum / isolation & purification*
Jugular Veins
Thrombophlebitis / complications

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