Vincent’s angina in a 17-year old girl with emotional stress: A case report

Khademi, F. and Aryan, E. (2015) Vincent’s angina in a 17-year old girl with emotional stress: A case report. Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases, 10 (3).

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Introduction: Vincent’s angina refers to acute necrotizing ulcerative lesions of the oral mucosal membranes and tonsils. Case Presentation: In this case, we report a 17-year old girl with emotional stress referred with symptoms of Vincent’s angina. Gram staining showed numerous fusospirochetal bacteria. With antibiotic therapy, amoxicillin and cephalexin, no clinical improvement was observed but improvement was achieved by using mouthwash and salt water. Conclusions: It seems that there is a close relationship between stress and the Vincent angina disease. Moreover, simple diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as Gram staining and using mouthwash and salt water are beneficial in case of Vincent angina. © 2015, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center.

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Additional Information: Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Aryan, E.; Antimicrobial Resistance Research Center, Department of Medical Bacteriology and Virology Qaem University Hospital, School of Medicine Mashhad University of Medical SciencesIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Case reports Gingivitis Necrotizing ulcerative Psychological Stress amoxicillin cefalexin adolescent anorexia Article bacterial infection case report cervical lymphadenopathy disease association disease severity emotional stress fatigue female fever Gram staining halitosis human mouth hygiene mouth infection mouth pain oral bleeding pharyngitis sore throat throat culture tonsillitis treatment response upper respiratory tract infection Vincent angina virus infection
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib5 lib5
Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 08:08
Last Modified: 11 May 2020 08:08

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