Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
Case Report

Lemierre's Syndrome Case Secondary to Otitis Media


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ege University Faculty of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2015; 53: 38-41
DOI: 10.5152/tao.2014.629
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Lemierre’s syndrome is a rare but fatal thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein (IJV). It usually follows acute oropharyngeal infections in healthy, young adults. Fusobacterium necrophorum is the most common bacteria that causes Lemierre’s syndrome, whereas various microorganisms are reported. We are reporting a case with Lemierre’s syndrome secondary to otitis media, which is a rare occurrence of a rare disease.

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