Fusobacterium (GNR)

Sites

  • Head
  • Neck
  • Oropharynx

Etiology

  • Anaerobic gram negative rod
  • Causes septic thrombophlebitis/embolism of internal jugular vein (lemierres), can contribute to polymicrobial peritonsilar/pharyngeal abscesses, periodontal and other infxns of head/neck

Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Airway issues

Physical Exam Findings

  • F
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Inside mouth
  • Swelling over outside of neck