Acute parotitis due to MRSA causing Lemierre's syndrome

Alabraba, Edward, Manu, Nichola, Fairclough, Gemma and Sutton, Robert ORCID: 0000-0001-6600-562X
(2018) Acute parotitis due to MRSA causing Lemierre's syndrome. OXFORD MEDICAL CASE REPORTS, 2018 (5). pp. 161-164.

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We report a case of septic thrombophlebitis of the right internal jugular vein linked with right-sided acute parotitis caused by methicillin-resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> (MRSA) in a patient who had recently undergone a pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy. Our case is unique because acute parotitis is a less-recognized cause of Lemierre's syndrome, never previously linked with MRSA infection in this context. We review the literature on diagnosis and management of Lemierre's syndrome caused by acute parotitis. Prompt diagnosis and aggressive antibiotics ensured a favourable outcome.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 12:24
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 00:57
DOI: 10.1093/omcr/omx056
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