What can you folks tell me about lemierre's syndrome?
Caused by fusobacterium necrophilus.. Initial presentation is like Streptococcus pharyngitis but ASLO negative.
And rapidly transforms into complication - Intravascular clots, etc.
Metronidazole and high dose penicillin used for treatment. Not very common, I think.
Clots in the internal jugular vein.. is fibrynolitic therapy indicated?
It seems that the clot dissolves itself when the infection heals, so only antibiotic therapy is indicated.