Infection, Vincent
This is trench mouth, a progressive painful infection with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from the gums. Certain germs (including fusiform bacteria and spirochetes) have been thought to be involved, but the full story behind this long-known disease is still not clear. This condition is also called Vincent (or Vincent's) angina after the French physician Henri Vincent (1862-1950). The word “angina” comes from the Latin “angere” meaning "to choke or throttle." As with most poorly understood diseases, Vincent infection goes by many other names including acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG), acute membranous gingivitis, fusospirillary gingivitis, fusospirillosis, fusospirochetal gingivitis, necrotizing gingivitis, phagedenic gingivitis, ulcerative gingivitis, Vincent angina, Vincent gingivitis, and Vincent stomatitis.

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  • Vincent gingivitis — ▪ pathology also called  Vincent infection,  Vincent stomatitis,  acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis,  Vincent angina,  or  trench mouth        acute and painful infection of the tooth margins and gums that is caused by the symbiotic… …   Universalium

  • vincent's stomatitis — noun see vincent s infection * * * Vincent s infection or Vincent s stomatitis, = Vincent s angina. (Cf. ↑Vincent s angina) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vincent Racaniello — Vincent R. Racaniello (born January 2 1953 in Paterson, New Jersey) is Higgins Professor in the Department of Microbiology at ColumbiaUniversity’s College of Physicians and Surgeons [http://microbiology.columbia.edu/index.html] . He is one of… …   Wikipedia

  • Vincent's infection — n acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis …   Medical dictionary

  • Vincent's angina — n. [after J. H. Vincent (1862 1950), Fr physician] TRENCH MOUTH: also called Vincent s infection …   English World dictionary

  • Vincent'sinfection — Vincent s infection n. See trench mouth.   [After Jean HyacintheVincent (1862 1950), French physician.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Vincent infection — This is trench mouth, a progressive painful infection with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from the gums. Certain germs (including fusiform bacteria and spirochetes)… …   Medical dictionary

  • Vincent's infection — noun an acute communicable infection of the respiratory tract and mouth marked by ulceration of the mucous membrane • Syn: ↑Vincent s angina, ↑trench mouth • Hypernyms: ↑contagious disease, ↑contagion, ↑angina * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vincent angina — This is trench mouth, a progressive painful infection with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from the gums. Certain germs (including fusiform bacteria and spirochetes)… …   Medical dictionary

  • Vincent gingivitis — This is trench mouth, a progressive painful infection with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from the gums. Certain germs (including fusiform bacteria and spirochetes)… …   Medical dictionary

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