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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 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#29 of 405)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th 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
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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 2%
Unknown 47 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 27%
Other 12 25%
Researcher 9 19%
Student > Master 5 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 4%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 3 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 69%
Social Sciences 3 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 2%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 7 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. 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 29 July 2019.
All research outputs
#1,016,146
of 14,189,288 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Emergency Medicine
#29
of 405 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,908
of 191,479 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Emergency Medicine
#1
of 5 outputs
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