Lemierre’s Syndrome

This is a disease that is usually caused by Fusobacterium Necrophorum & most often affects young, healthy adults.  It creates a peritonsillar abscess, a blood clot, filled with bacteria near the tonsils in the jugular vein.  If this infection is not caught in time the blood clot will start to break apart & travel to the lungs & other major organs.
his is a very rare disease with only approximately 160 cases in the last 100 years.