CT of a clotted jugular vein indicating Lemierre's syndrome (red arrow). A normal appearing jugular vein is indicated by the blue arrow.
Pulmonary emboli are found in most untreated patients, as most present with pleuritic pain. Empyema is however rare. Seeding of other body sites occurs, mostly to the joints. Other potential sites that are involved are the liver causing “bacteremic jaundice.”8 Chest x-ray is indicated.