Vincent's infection


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Noun1.Vincent's infection - an acute communicable infection of the respiratory tract and mouth marked by ulceration of the mucous membrane
contagion, contagious disease - any disease easily transmitted by contact
angina - any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain
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Even though dental disease has been prevalent since the recording of history, it took a very virulent turn during World War I with the high incidence of necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis, also known as Vincent's infection or trench mouth.
Vincent's infection is primarily a spirochete bacterial infection.