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Research Article

Necrobacillosis: a forgotten disease.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 288 doi: (Published 19 May 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;288:1526
  1. J Moore-Gillon,
  2. T H Lee,
  3. S J Eykyn,
  4. I Phillips


    Over four years five previously healthy young adults developed necrobacillosis , a severe septicaemic illness caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum. The infections were characterised by sore throat followed by rigors and the formation of metastatic abscesses and all caused considerable diagnostic confusion.