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Trench mouth

Definition: An acute or chronic GINGIVITIS characterized by redness and swelling, NECROSIS extending from the interdental papillae along the gingival margins, PAIN; HEMORRHAGE, necrotic odor, and often a pseudomembrane. The condition may extend to the ORAL MUCOSA; TONGUE; PALATE; or PHARYNX. The etiology is somewhat unclear, but may involve a complex of FUSOBACTERIUM NUCLEATUM along with spirochetes BORRELIA or TREPONEMA.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): Vincent's infection, Vincent's gingivitis, ANUG, acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, Vincents gingivitis, Vincents infection, Vincentinfection

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