Adult respiratory distress syndrome as a complication of postanginal sepsis

Chest. 1993 May;103(5):1628-9. doi: 10.1378/chest.103.5.1628.


Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was described in 1971 by Petty and Ashbaugh. Since that time it has been reported in association with many disease entities. We report a case in which a patient with postanginal sepsis, also known as Lemierre's syndrome, had development of ARDS.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Fusobacterium Infections / complications*
  • Fusobacterium necrophorum*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pharyngitis / complications*
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome / etiology*
  • Sepsis / complications*