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Abstract

We present a case of septicaemia caused by in a previously healthy 23-year-old man suffering from acute pharyngotonsillitis, who developed complicated Lemierre's syndrome. Three blood cultures (both aerobic and anaerobic) revealed the exclusive presence of . The presence of was not essential for the development of this pathology. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of Lemierre's syndrome caused solely by . We confirm that this organism must be considered a potential pathogen in immunocompetent patients.

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