Definition of Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis

1. Noun. (medicine) Medical name of the form of severe gum infection popularly called trench mouth. ¹



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Medical Definition of Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis

1. An acute or recurrent gingivitis of young and middle-aged adults characterised clinically by gingival erythema and pain, fetid odour, and necrosis and sloughing of interdental papillae and marginal gingiva which gives rise to a gray pseudomembrane; fever, regional lymphadenopathy, and other systemic manifestations also may be present. A fusiform bacillus and Treponema vincentii can be isolated from the gingival tissues in large numbers and are felt to play a significant but poorly defined role in the pathogenesis. Synonym: fusospirochetal gingivitis, trench mouth, ulceromembranous gingivitis, Vincent's disease, Vincent's infection. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis

acute mania
acute membranous gingivitis
acute miliary tuberculosis
acute monocytic leukaemia
acute mountain sickness
acute myeloblastic leukaemia
acute myelocytic leukemia
acute myelogenous leukaemia
acute myeloid leukaemia
acute myeloid leukemia
acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis
acute necrotizing encephalitis
acute necrotizing haemorrhagic encephalomyelitis
acute necrotizing haemorrhagic leukoencephalitis
acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (current term)
acute nephritic syndrome
acute nephritis
acute nephrosis
acute non-lymphocytic leukaemia
acute organic brain syndrome
acute pancreatitis
acute parenchymatous hepatitis
acute porphyria
acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis
acute primary haemorrhagic meningoencephalitis
acute promyelocytic leukaemia
acute pulmonary alveolitis
acute pulmonary eosinophilia
acute pyelonephritis

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