Lemierre's syndrome: Porphyromonas asaccharolytica as a putative pathogen

Shusuke Morizono, Munechika Enjoji, Noriyuki Sonoda, Marie Fukushima, Masami Kuniyoshi, Kazuhiro Kotoh, Makoto Nakamuta, Hajime Nawata

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Abstract

A case of Lemierre's syndrome is reported in which metastatic abscesses resulted from septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein secondary to bacterial pharyngitis. A 32-year-old male suffering from a painful left-sided neck mass, sore throat, and fever was admitted to our hospital. Computed tomography revealed thrombosis of the left internal jugular vein, septic pulmonary emboli, and a liver abscess. Blood culture showed Porphyromonas asaccharolytica. Although empyema occurred transiently during the treatment, the patient recovered following prolonged antimicrobial therapy. Although Fusobacterium species are a well-known cause of Lemierre's syndrome, cases in whom Porphyromonas species was isolated have scarcely been reported. Moreover, case reports from Japan have been few.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-353
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2005

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Embolism
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Fever
Neck
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Morizono, S., Enjoji, M., Sonoda, N., Fukushima, M., Kuniyoshi, M., Kotoh, K., ... Nawata, H. (2005). Lemierre's syndrome: Porphyromonas asaccharolytica as a putative pathogen. Internal Medicine, 44(4), 350-353. https://doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.44.350

Lemierre's syndrome : Porphyromonas asaccharolytica as a putative pathogen. / Morizono, Shusuke; Enjoji, Munechika; Sonoda, Noriyuki; Fukushima, Marie; Kuniyoshi, Masami; Kotoh, Kazuhiro; Nakamuta, Makoto; Nawata, Hajime.

In: Internal Medicine, Vol. 44, No. 4, 01.04.2005, p. 350-353.

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Morizono, S, Enjoji, M, Sonoda, N, Fukushima, M, Kuniyoshi, M, Kotoh, K, Nakamuta, M & Nawata, H 2005, 'Lemierre's syndrome: Porphyromonas asaccharolytica as a putative pathogen', Internal Medicine, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 350-353. https://doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.44.350
Morizono, Shusuke ; Enjoji, Munechika ; Sonoda, Noriyuki ; Fukushima, Marie ; Kuniyoshi, Masami ; Kotoh, Kazuhiro ; Nakamuta, Makoto ; Nawata, Hajime. / Lemierre's syndrome : Porphyromonas asaccharolytica as a putative pathogen. In: Internal Medicine. 2005 ; Vol. 44, No. 4. pp. 350-353.
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