Internal and Emergency Medicine

, Volume 14, Issue 8, pp 1339–1340 | Cite as

Lemierre’s syndrome: a possible cause of neck pain

  • Yu-Chang Liu
  • Wei-Jing LeeEmail author


Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Statements on human and animal rights

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

Informed consent


Supplementary material

Supplementary file1 Doppler ultrasound of the right neck (probe sliding down from upper to lower neck) showed a longitudinal occlusive thrombus within the lumen of the right internal jugular vein (MP4 1138 kb)


  1. 1.
    Karkos PD, Asrani S, Karkos CD, Leong SC, Theochari EG, Alexopoulou TD, Assimakopoulos AD (2009) Lemierre's syndrome: a systematic review. Laryngoscope 119(8):1552–1559. CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Hagelskjaer Kristensen L, Prag J (2008) Lemierre's syndrome and other disseminated Fusobacterium necrophorum infections in Denmark: a prospective epidemiological and clinical survey. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 27(9):779–789. CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Johannesen KM, Bodtger U (2016) Lemierre's syndrome: current perspectives on diagnosis and management. Infect Drug Resist 9:221–227. CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Castro-Marin F, Kendall JL (2010) Diagnosis of Lemierre syndrome by bedside emergency department ultrasound. J Emerg Med 39(4):436–439. CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Società Italiana di Medicina Interna (SIMI) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineChi-Mei Medical CenterTainanTaiwan

Personalised recommendations