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

Pediatr Neurol

Publication Date

04/2004

Volume

30

Pages

281 - 283

Keywords

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