Can You Get Herpes In Your Mouth/throat?

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Definition

Trench mouth is a painful bacterial infection that involves swelling (inflammation) and ulcers in the gums (gingiva).


Alternative Names

Vincent's stomatitis; Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Trench mouth is a painful form of gum swelling (gingivitis). The term "trench mouth" comes from World War I, when the disorder was common among soldiers.

The mouth normally contains a balance of different bacteria. Trench mouth occurs when there are too many...

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