Mycoplasma pneumoniae preceding Lemierre's syndrome due to Fusobacterium nucleatum complicated by acute Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infectious mononucleosis in an immunocompetent host

Natalie C. Klein, Andrew Petelin, Burke A. Cunha

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Abstract

We report an unusual case of Lemierre's syndrome due to a rare species of Fusobacterium, that is, Fusobacterium nucleatum preceded by Mycoplasma pneumoniae pharyngitis and followed later by Epstein-Barr virus infectious mononucleosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-76
Number of pages3
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Atypical lymphocytosis
  • Elevated ferritin levels
  • F. nucleatum bacteremia
  • Hepatosplenomegaly
  • Jugular vein thrombosis
  • Septic pulmonary emboli
  • Thrombocytopenia

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