Vincent’s Disease

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Definition

Vincent's disease is a medical condition that is usually characterized by the presence of ulcerating gingivitis.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through blood tests and physical examination.

Treatment

Treatment includes administration of antibiotic and using mouthwash frequently to resolve the infection and using Metronidazole.

Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms includes swollen and usually bleeding gums, fetid breath and malaise.

Causes

It is said to be caused by infection of Borrelia vincentii which is a gram-negative spirochaete, and Fusobacterium spp which is Gram-negative anaerobes.

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