Lemierre's syndrome complicating pregnancy

M. Thompson, A. O. Awonuga, J. Bell, C. Ray, M. T. Awonuga, A. Helfgott

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Lemierre's syndrome is an anaerobic suppurative thrombophlebitis involving the internal jugular vein secondary to oropharyngeal infection. There is only one previous case report in pregnancy which was complicated by premature delivery of an infant that suffered significant neurological damage. We present an atypical case diagnosed in the second trimester with a live birth at term. By reporting this case, we hope to increase the awareness of obstetricians to the possibility of Lemierre's syndrome when patients present with signs of unabating oropharyngeal infection and pulmonary symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number68084
JournalInfectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Infectious Diseases


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