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Re: Re: [CHATnow IOWA-

I stand corrected! Looked it up and it is caused by two organisms  
working together: a bacterium, Fusobacterium fusiforme and Treponema  
vincentii, a spirochete. No wonder it was difficult to treat at the  
dawn of the antibiotic era.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Apr 3, 2006, at 11:39 PM, Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 4/3/06 8:58:13 PM, tchessie1@sbcglobal.net writes:
>> What is trench mouth??
> Theresa, I have not heard of it since childhood but it was nasty.    
> As I
> remember our gums were swellen and there was risk of losing your  
> teeth.  We were
> always warned to not touch drinking fountains as that was possibly  
> where we got
> it.   I did a search and found Mayo has an article on it which  
> states it was
> prevalent with WW 1 soldiers.   Now, I was not around at that  
> time!!   WW2,
> yes.
> It is also known as Vincent's stomatitis & acute necrotizing  
> ulcerative
> gingivitis.   We never, never went to the dr so you can guess what  
> a big deal it
> was to have the dr visit us at home and for all four of us to have  
> it.   I'm
> sure it was a huge financial burden for my parents who struggled so  
> just to
> provide our basic needs.
>      Ceres
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