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VINCENT'S ANGINA

Updated on September 18, 2011
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WHAT IS VINCENT'S ANGINA ?

Vincent's Angina is an infection which is common in adults.

It's onset is gradual. General toxaemia is very mild but local pain is more severe.

There is presence of dental infection, usually the carries.

HOW DOES IT LOOK LIKE ?

The local appearance shows a patch attached on the upper pole of tonsil.This patch is deeply situated in the tonsillar tissue as if there is extensive necrosis of tissue.

It is yellowish in colour and when pealed off, there is deep ulceration.

WHAT WILL YOU FEEL ON EXAMINATION ?

The cervical glands may be enlarged.

HOW WILL YOU DIAGNOSE IT ?

Diagnosis is confirmed by a swab report which shows fusiform bacilli and Vincent's spirochaetes.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT ?

Vincent's Angina responds to Penicillin and local application of liquor arsenicals or Gentian Violet.

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