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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

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: September 5, 2017 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - p
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.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT. 06106. University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Farmington, CT.

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Address correspondence to: Melissa R. Held M.D. Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT. 06106. Phone: 860-545-8894. Fax: 860-545-9371.

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