Anales de Medicina Interna
versión impresa ISSN 0212-7199
FERNANDEZ REYES, J. L. et al. Lemièrre's syndrome: Description of two new cases and bibliographyc review. An. Med. Interna (Madrid) [online]. 2002, vol.19, n.3, pp.49-52. ISSN 0212-7199.
Septic thrombophlebitis of internal jugular vein following oropharyngeal infections, referred to as postanginal sepsis, was first described at the begining of the century by Lemièrre. For diagnostic of Lemièrre`s syndrome, distant metastatic abscesses from septic embolization are required. These are placed most frequently in the lungs, but also ocurred in soft tissues. Two cases of this inusual syndrome seen in a year period, are reported in this brief communication. We described the first liver metastatic infection, in the syndrome. Successful result was observed when we use a low molecular weight heparin as treatment in the septic thrombophlebitis of internal jugular vein.
Palabras clave : Lemièrre`s syndrome.