Ulcerative pharyngitis - Definition

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Ulcerative pharyngitis can occur in several forms, but the most common is Vincent's disease. The causes of ulcerative pharyngitis are often bad dental hygiene, smoking, infection, certain viruses, and certain cancers. In Vincent's disease the fever is moderate, the patient is fatigued, has trouble eating, and has bad breath. The tonsils are covered with small ulcerous wounds and the local ganglions are swollen. The treatment for ulcerative pharyngitis is based on penicillin along with mouthwash. Ulcerative pharyngitis can be avoided with good oral hygiene.

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