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inflammation of the gingiva and oral mucosa.
herpetic gingivostomatitis that due to infection with herpes simplex virus, with redness of the oral tissues, formation of multiple vesicles and painful ulcers, and fever.
necrotizing ulcerative gingivostomatitis that due to extension to the oral mucosa of necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis; see also vincent's angina. Called also Plaut's or pseudomembranous angina.
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