Three cases ofFusobacterium necrophorum septicemia

  • M. Ieven
  • K. Vael
  • M. De Mayer
  • A. De Schepper
  • S. Pattyn


Two cases of necrobacillosis or post-anginal septicemia (Lemierre's syndrome) due toFusobacterium 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.


Carcinoma Internal Medicine Young Adult Otitis Medium Jugular Vein 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ieven
    • 1
  • K. Vael
    • 1
  • M. De Mayer
    • 2
  • A. De Schepper
    • 3
  • S. Pattyn
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for MicrobiologyUniversitair Ziekenhuis AntwerpenEdegemBelgium
  2. 2.Department of PneumologyUniversitair Ziekenhuis AntwerpenEdegemBelgium
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversitair Ziekenhuis AntwerpenEdegemBelgium

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