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Lemierre’s syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Emergency Medicine, October 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#16 of 606)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (88th percentile)

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Title
Lemierre’s syndrome
Published in
International Journal of Emergency Medicine, October 2013
DOI 10.1186/1865-1380-6-40
Pubmed ID
Authors

Wesley Eilbert, Nitin Singla

Abstract

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. This has been an uncommon illness in the era of antibiotic therapy, though it has been reported with increasing frequency in the past 15 years. Lemierre's syndrome should be suspected in young healthy patients with prolonged symptoms of pharyngitis followed by symptoms of septicemia or pneumonia, or an atypical lateral neck pain. Diagnosis is often confirmed by identification of thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein and growth of anaerobic bacteria on blood culture. Treatment involves prolonged antibiotic therapy occasionally combined with anticoagulation. We review the literature and a case of a child with Lemierre's syndrome.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 1%
Unknown 75 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 15 20%
Student > Bachelor 15 20%
Researcher 13 17%
Student > Postgraduate 7 9%
Student > Master 7 9%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 11 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 48 63%
Social Sciences 4 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Engineering 2 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 1%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 14 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 49. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 November 2022.
All research outputs
#738,879
of 23,041,514 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Emergency Medicine
#16
of 606 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,146
of 212,826 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Emergency Medicine
#1
of 9 outputs
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