Vincent bacillus

Vin·cent ba·cil·lus

probably Fusobacterium nucleatum.
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Fu·so·bac·te·ri·um nu·cle·a·tum

(fū'zō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm nū-klē-ā'tŭm)
A species that is found indigenously in gingival crevices; involved in infections of the upper respiratory tract and pleural cavity.
Synonym(s): Vincent bacillus.
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Henri, French physician, 1862-1950.
Vincent angina - an ulcerative infection of the oral soft tissues, including the tonsils and pharynx, caused by fusiform and spirochetal organisms.
Vincent bacillus
Vincent disease - Synonym(s): necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
Vincent spirillum - the spirillum or spirochete found in association with Vincent bacillus.
Vincent tonsillitis - angina limited chiefly to the tonsils, caused by Vincent organisms (bacillus and spirillum).
Vincent white mycetoma - mycetoma caused by Actinomadura madurae and occurring in North Africa, India, Argentina, and Cuba.
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