International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2019, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
Lemierre's Syndrome: Forgotten disease
Beulah Jasmine Rao and R Sree Raja Kumar
This disease refers to infectious thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein. It most often develops as a complication of a bacterial sore throat infection in young, otherwise healthy adults. The thrombophlebitis is a serious condition and may lead to further systemic complications such as bacteria in the blood or septic emboli.