WILLIAM H. BARROW, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Oral spirochetes and fusiform bacilli were first identified in the 1890's as the pathogenic organisms in ulcero-membranous diseases of the mouth and throat. The work of Veillon, Plaut, and Vincent was quickly confirmed by others and thereafter fuso-spirochetal angina and stomatitis were seldom mentioned in the literature except in connection with some unusual or interesting complication or with reference to some new form of treatment. The disease has been called Vincent's angina or Vincent's infection, ulcero-membranous gingivitis, trench mouth, and spiro-fusillary gingivitis. As the nomenclature would indicate the disease has been and is described as being characterized by ulceration or
BARROW WH. SYSTEMIC REACTION TO ORAL FUSO-SPIROCHETOSIS WITHOUT LOCAL LESIONS1. Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:508–515. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-4-508
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(4):508-515.
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