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) 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 gingivitis 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 infection, 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 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

  • Gingivitis, 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)… …   Medical dictionary

  • Vincent stomatitis — 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 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

  • gingivitis — /jin jeuh vuy tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the gums. [1870 75; < NL; see GINGIVA, ITIS] * * *       inflammation of the gums (gingivae). Symptoms include tender, sometimes swollen, gums that bleed easily. Areas of tissue destruction… …   Universalium

  • Vincent's organisms — n pl a bacterium of the genus Fusobacterium (F. nucleatum syn. F. fusiforme) and a spirochete of the genus Treponema (T. vincentii syn. Borrelia vincentii) that are part of the normal oral flora and undergo a great increase in numbers in the… …   Medical dictionary

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

  • Gingivitis, fusospirillary — 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

  • Gingivitis, fusospirochetal — 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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