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Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus as a Cause of Lemierre’s Syndrome

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The Lemierre’s syndrome (coexistence of oropharingeal infection, septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein and septic embolisms), rarely can be caused by Staphylococcus methicillin sensitive, showing a great virulence because of their capacity to produce a toxin called “Panton-Valentine Leukocidin”. We present the case of a patient who was admitted to our ICU with a clinical picture of septic shock secondary to this syndrome, in which this pathogen was found as the etiologic agent.

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Pérez-Ortiz, C. , Moya-Notario, N. , Santana-Cabrera, L. , Amo-Nolasco, B. and Sánchez-Palacios, M. (2014) Methicillin-Sensitive Staphylococcus aureus as a Cause of Lemierre’s Syndrome. Open Access Library Journal, 1, 1-4. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1100395.

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