Lemierre Syndrome: A case of a rarely isolated microorganism, Staphylococcus auerus

Ceylan B. G., Yavuz L., BAYDAR Ç. L., TÜZ M., Eroglu F., Kiris I., ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.15, no.3, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Lemierre syndrome is an extremely rare complication of mild-to-moderate pharyngeal infections that causes septic embolization to the lungs and Other distant sites. One-third of cases present a polymicrobial bacteremia, although the most isolated microorganism is Fusobacterium necrophorum. A case of postanginal sepsis caused by a rarely isolated microorganism, Staphylococcus auerus, in a geriatric patient. is reported.