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

Held, Melissa R. MD; Kotler, Hannah BS; Sneller, Hannah MD; Sullivan, Catherine B. MD
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: Post Acceptance: September 5, 2017
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001776
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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 sp. in a young child. Fusobacterium should be considered in the differential diagnosis of multifocal pyomyositis of unclear etiology.

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