Anug Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis also known as trench mouth is a common, non-contagious infection of the gums with sudden onset. The main features are painful, bleeding gums, and ulceration of inter-dental papillae (the sections of gum between adjacent teeth).
Etiology of Acute Necrotising Ulcerative Gingivitis
What are the host factors Anug?
Other predisposing factors of Anug Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
- Psychological stress.
- Chronic anxiety.
- Upper respiratory infections.
- Immunosuppressive drugs.
- Leukemia or other cancers.
Causes of Acute Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
What are the clinical features of Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis?
- Bleeding from gums after minor trauma.
- Increased salivation.
- Bad breath.
- Difficulty in mastication.
- Bad oral hygiene.
How does Acute Necrotising Ulcerative Gingivitis Spread?
- Laterally along the gingival edge.
- Deep to involve interdental soft and hard tissues.
- Across to involve attached gingival.
- There can be contact ulcer on the buccal mucosa and much more.
Cancrum Oris (Noma)is a devastating infectious disease which destroys the soft and hard tissues of the oral and para-oral structures. The dehumanizing oro-facial gangrenous lesion affects predominantly children ages 2 to 16 years, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where the estimated frequency in some communities varies from 1 to 7 cases per 1000 population.