Journal of Current Research in Scientific Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 59--61

Trench mouth: Is it a disease of the past? Diagnostic clincher: The underrated “urgent smear”


Jaise Jacob1, Nishant Savery1, Kurien Thomas2, Sujitha Elan3, Reba Kanungo3, Mary Kurien1 
1 Department of ENT, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
3 Department of Microbiology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Jaise Jacob
Department of ENT, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry
India

Vincent's infection is a progressive painful infection with ulceration, swelling, and sloughing of the dead tissue from the oral cavity and oropharynx caused by the fusiform bacillus (Fusobacterium fusiforme) and spirochetes (Borrelia vincentii). However, it is rare in the vocal cords. We present a case of Vincent's angina of the larynx in an otherwise immunocompetent patient. This case report is to highlight clinician's diagnostic challenge, the need for crucial interdisciplinary interaction with microbiologist, and the significance of “urgent smear” (which is most often overlooked) for timely curative patient care.


How to cite this article:
Jacob J, Savery N, Thomas K, Elan S, Kanungo R, Kurien M. Trench mouth: Is it a disease of the past? Diagnostic clincher: The underrated “urgent smear”.J Curr Res Sci Med 2019;5:59-61


How to cite this URL:
Jacob J, Savery N, Thomas K, Elan S, Kanungo R, Kurien M. Trench mouth: Is it a disease of the past? Diagnostic clincher: The underrated “urgent smear”. J Curr Res Sci Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 22 ];5:59-61
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