• Vol. 42 No. 1, 52–54
  • 15 January 2013

Lemierre’s Syndrome: An Unusual Cause of Calf Abscess



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Dear Editor,

Lemierre’s syndrome is a rare disease caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum, a Gram-negative anaerobic bacillus that is associated with oropharyngeal infections. We describe a case of a 16-year-old male presenting with acute calf abscess caused by an unusual organism, Fusobacterium necrophorum. Based on our review, this is the first published
report where a calf abscess was the presenting feature of Lemierre’s syndrome.

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