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Here is a quick mnemonic “LEMIERRE to remember about Lemierre’s Syndrome

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Lemierre’s Syndrome : How To Remember Easily ?

  • L – Lung infection is a common manifestation in Lemierre’s syndrome.
  • E – Extrapharyngeal symptoms such as neck pain or swelling may be present.
  • M – Metastatic infections can occur in various organs like the joints, bones, liver, meninges, and brain.
  • I – Internal jugular vein septic thrombophlebitis is a hallmark feature of Lemierre’s syndrome.
  • E – Eikenella, Bacteroides, and Streptococcus are some of the bacteria that can cause this syndrome.
  • R – Resolving non-GAS pharyngitis in a teenage or young adult should raise suspicion for Lemierre’s syndrome.
  • R – Rigors may accompany the symptoms of Lemierre’s syndrome.
  • E – Evaluation of male patients should include consideration of Lemierre’s syndrome.

Mnemonic : LEMIERRE

Lemierre's Syndrome – Mnemonic

Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department