Postanginal sepsis following infectious mononucleosis Academic Article uri icon


  • TDostanginal sepsis is a clinical syndrome that typically occurs in adolescents or young adults following an oronasopharyngeal infection. After a latent period of sev¬ eral days, there is contiguous or lymphatic spread of local infection, septicemia, and septic metastasis. 1 Septicemia and the septic manifestations seen in postanginal sepsis are attributed to thrombophlebitis in small and large vessels of the face and neck. 2· 3 The treatment of postanginal sepsis in the preantibiotic era was to ligate infected veins when they could be …

publication date

  • January 1, 1987