In reference to the recent case vignette, the eponymous Dr André Alfred Lemierre – Professor of Bacteriology at the Claude Bernard Hospital –  described the syndrome bearing his name in several papers, the most detailed being a report to the Lancet that was published on 28th March 1936. However, Dr Lemierre claimed that he was […]

A previously healthy young man (early 20’s) presented with severe left-sided sore throat, followed a day later by fever with chills, for 4 days. This was accompanied by lethargy and complete loss of appetite. He had seen a family doctor on the first day and was prescribed painkillers and antipyretics without significant relief. On clinical […]