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acute ulcerative gingivitis with pharyngeal infection

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Vincent's angina is a pharyngeal infection with an ulcerative gingivitis caused by:

  • Borrelia vincentii - a spirochaete
  • Fusiformis fusiformis - a Gram -ve bacillus

Acute ulcerative gingivitis occurs without an accompanying pharyngeal infection is known as Vincent's infection. Acute ulcerative gingivitis was common in the first world war when it was known as trench mouth.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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