Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus as a Cause of Lemierre's Syndrome

Academic Article


  • Lemierre's syndrome (LS) or jugular vein suppurative thrombophlebitis is well described in literature. The organisms most often responsible are Fusobacterium necrophorum or anaerobic flora. We present a case of LS with an atypical microbiologic cause, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. We also present retrospective review of all LS cases from our institution and identified 2 additional children with LS caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 6324613
  • Author List

  • Jariwala RH; Srialluri S; Huang MZ; Boppana SB
  • Start Page

  • 429
  • End Page

  • 431
  • Volume

  • 36
  • Issue

  • 4