Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 clone as a cause of lemierre's syndrome

Jake M. Chanin, Luis A. Marcos, Bithika M. Thompson, Roger D. Yusen, W. Michael Dunne, David K. Warren, Carlos A.Q. Santos

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We describe a case of a young woman who had methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 clone (MRSA-USA300)-associated Lemierre's syndrome and secondary necrotizing pneumonia and cerebral infarcts. We also review 11 cases of S. aureus-associated Lemierre's syndrome reported in the literature from 1965 to 2010. Recognition of S. aureus as an emergent cause of Lemierre's syndrome informs the initial empirical antibiotic choice for this life-threatening condition and may positively impact patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2063-2066
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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