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The case is reported of a young man with Fusobacterium necrophorum septicemia who developed cavernous sinus thrombosis, meningitis, carotid artery stenosis and stroke. This article presents the only reported case of arterial stroke in Lemierre's syndrome. Clinical presentation, diagnostic difficulty and treatment are discussed.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2003.10.013

Type

Journal article

Journal

Pediatric neurology

Publication Date

04/2004

Volume

30

Pages

281 - 283

Addresses

Department of Paediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Keywords

Sphenoid Sinus, Carotid Artery, Internal, Cavernous Sinus, Jugular Veins, Globus Pallidus, Frontal Lobe, Internal Capsule, Humans, Fusobacterium necrophorum, Meningitis, Bacterial, Fusobacterium Infections, Sepsis, Sphenoid Sinusitis, Carotid Stenosis, Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery, Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial, Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis, Thrombophlebitis, Syndrome, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Image Enhancement, Neurologic Examination, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, Adolescent, Male