January 1981

Lemierre's Postanginal Sepsis

Author Affiliations

Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology Department of Pediatrics University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Rochester, NY 14642

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(1):82. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130250068022

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Sir.—In the April issue of the Journal (134:356-358, 1980), Drs Vogel and Boyer presented "two cases of Lemierre's postanginal septicemia" and an excellent summary of this disease. However, at least one author, Reuben,1 published an article on postanginal sepsis prior to the Lemierre article cited. I do not know if Dr Reuben was the first to describe postanginal sepsis (nor do I know his preference of sandwiches) but I am curious as to the reason for designating

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