Lemierre's Syndrome Presenting as Multifocal Pyomyositis in a Young Child

Melissa R. Held, Hannah Kotler, Hannah Sneller, Catherine B. Sullivan

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Lemierre's syndrome is more common in young adults and the majority of patients present with pharyngitis. Multifocal pyomyositis is very rare in this setting and in young children. We present here a case of multifocal pyomyositis caused by Fusobacterium spp. in a young child. Fusobacterium should be considered in the differential diagnosis of multifocal pyomyositis of unclear etiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E142-E144
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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