Last updated: Saturday, 14, August, 2010
|Acute necrotising infection usually caused by a combination of anaerobes, especially Fusobacterium nucleatum and Bacteroides spp. |
Diagnosis is made clinically and by characteristic Gram stain of appropriate specimens.
Anaerobic cultures may provide supportive evidence.
Vincent's angina (pharyngitis)
Vincent's stomatitis (trench mouth)
|Debrided gingival scrapings - Gram stain and anaerobic culture.|