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DOID DOID:11337
Name Lemierre's syndrome
Definition A commensal bacterial infectious disease that is characterized by systemic sepsis, ulcerative or necrotic lesions and multisystem abscesses caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum. The disease often first presents as a severe tonsillitis or pharyngitis with high-grade fever and chills together with leukocytosis, cervical pain and neck swelling.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fusobacterium_necrophorum, http://www.bsac.org.uk/pyxis/head_and_Neck_Infections/Necrobacillosis/NecrobacillosisF.htm, http://www2.merriam-webster.com/cgi-bin/mwmednlm?book=Medical&va=necrobacillosis
Xrefs

ICD9CM:040.3

MESH:D005674

SNOMEDCT_US_2016_03_01:52542005

UMLS_CUI:C0027537

Subsets

gram-negative_bacterial_infectious_disease

Synonyms

acute sore throat [RELATED]

human necrobacillosis [EXACT]

Lemierre syndrome [EXACT]

postanginal sepsis [EXACT]

Relationships

is_a commensal bacterial infectious disease

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