Lemierre’s syndrome (LS) is a rare disease entity, which can be catastrophic if organism-directed treatment is not initiated early. Lemierre’s syndrome is frequently caused by Fusobacterium infection which is frequently susceptible to clindamycin. Evidence suggests there is an increase in the incidence of cases of drug resistant Fusobacterium species. Through this case we wish to present a unique case of a 45- year-old Caucasian female with Lemierre’s Syndrome due to Clindamycin Resistant Fusobacterium that developed recurrent infections despite being on antibiotics.
Qureshi, Anum; Bailey, Theodore; Atkinson, Michael; and Tayabali, Khadija
"Atypical Lemierre’s syndrome. A case report and review of Literature,"
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives: Vol. 12:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.gbmc.org/jchimp/vol12/iss1/7