Management of a young female patient with Fournier’s gangrene and Lemierre’s syndrome

  • Theodoros Aslanidis
  • Athena Myrou
  • Maria Giannakou-Peftoulidou
Keywords: Fournier’s gangrene, Lemierre’s syndrome


Fournier's gangrene is an acute, rapidly progressive, and potentially fatal, infective necrotizing fasciitis affecting the external genitalia, perineal or perianal regions. Lemierre's syndrome is a condition characterized by thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein and bacteremia caused by primarily anaerobic organisms, following a recent oropharyngeal infection. Although the literature about either of them is rich, there is no report about co-appearance of the two syndromes. We present the case of a young healthy female patient who suffered concomitantly from Fournier's gangrene and Lemierre's syndrome after minor surgery.

Key words: Fournier’s gangrene, Lemierre’s syndrome


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