Lemierre's syndrome: An often missed life-threatening infect
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Case Report
An otherwise healthy 36-year-old male presented to our institute with a 4-day history of low-grade fever accompanied by sore throat, myalgia and nausea. Physical examination was remarkable for a temperature of 38.1°C and an injected pharynx without any neck tenderness or swelling. Complete blood cell count showed thrombocytopenia with platelet of 45,000/uL, hemoglobin of 14.8 g/dL and cell count of 8700 cells/uL (neutrophil of 85% and band form of 6%). Blood chemistry was remarkable for elevated creatinine of 2.1 mg/dL. He was diagnosed with viral upper respiratory tract infection and was admitted to general medicine service for rehydration...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3963201/?report=reader#!po=41.6667
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