Postanginal septicaemia (Lemmiere's disease) complicated by haemophagocytosis

J Infect. 1998 May;36(3):340-1. doi: 10.1016/s0163-4453(98)94711-9.


We report a case of postanginal septicaemia complicated by bronchopneumonia and haemophagocytosis in a 19-year old male, presenting with severe thrombocytopenia. We believe that this is the first reported case of thrombocytopenia due to haemophagocytosis in this unusual condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Fusobacterium Infections / complications*
  • Fusobacterium necrophorum
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Phagocytosis*
  • Sepsis / complications*
  • Thrombocytopenia / etiology