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August 1945


Author Affiliations

Medical Director, Hersch-Razel Research Foundation, and Medical Director, The Skin and Cancer Hospital PHILADELPHIA

From the Skin Clinic of The Skin and Cancer Hospital.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1945;52(2):87-88. doi:10.1001/archderm.1945.01510260017002

This is a report of the case of a patient suffering from Vincent's disease, with lesions affecting the feet, the corners of the mouth, the gums, the tongue and the tonsillar and pharyngeal regions. Vincent's infection of the gums in its chronic form is regarded as fairly common. Acute forms affecting the gums and the tonsillar and pharyngeal tissues and even extending to the bronchi and lungs have been recorded. Cutaneous lesions due to fusospirochetal infection have been encountered but in only a comparatively few instances.

An interesting series of cases of acute fusospirochetal angina is that of Goldman and Kully,1 who reported 7 cases of its occurrence in Negroes with lesions of the buccal and pharyngeal mucous membrane, all of which were fatal. Two of the patients had positive serologic reactions, while 3 had cutaneous lesions, ranging from erythematous patches to bullae