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Vincent’s angina

Inflammation of the tonsils and often also of surrounding mouth and throat tissue by bacteria normally present in the mouth, but which cause serious infection in the event of reduced resistance or serious nutritional deficiencies. The usual complaints are pain in the mouth and difficulty in swallowing, sometimes with general malaise and fever. There is characteristic ulceration on and around the tonsils, and a sickly odour on the breath. Diagnosis is by throat swab on which the characteristic micro-organisms are found. Treatment

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