Diffuse Maculopapular Eruption in a Patient with Lemierre’s Syndrome

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Hana Iffah Nazir
Aubrey Allen Hess
Kathryn Anne Potter
Loretta Smrtnik Davis


Lemierre's syndrome, bacterial infection, thrombophlebitis, maculopapular eruption, cutaneous markers, Epstein-Barr virus, EBV, viral infection


Lemierre’s syndrome is a potentially fatal septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein (IJV) requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment. In this report, we document a unique presentation of an EBV-associated morbilliform eruption coincident with the onset of Lemierre’s syndrome. Furthermore, we argue that a diffuse maculopapular eruption in patients with Lemierre’s syndrome should prompt workup for EBV infection. 


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