Vincent's stomatitismedical dictionary

<pathology> An acute or recurrent form of gingivitis of young to middle-aged adults characterised by red and painful gums, fetid breath and gum destruction. Other features may include fever and enlargement of the regional lymph nodes. Pathogenesis of this condition is thought to be secondary to a fusiform bacillus and spirochetal (Treponema vincentii) microorganisms.

(27 Sep 1997)