Necrobacillosis: a forgotten disease.Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 288 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.288.6429.1526 (Published 19 May 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;288:1526
- J Moore-Gillon,
- T H Lee,
- S J Eykyn,
- 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.