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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




Journal article


Pediatr Neurol

Publication Date





281 - 283


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