Fusobacterium | Health Dictionary

A species of gram-negative, rod-shaped BACTERIA. It occurs among the normal ?ora of the human mouth, COLON and reproductive tract. Occasionally, fusobacterium is isolated from abscesses occurring in the lungs, abdomen and pelvis. One variety occurs in patients with VINCENT’S ANGINA (trench mouth).


Fusobacterium | Health Dictionary

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A cutaneous ulcer seen particularly in malnourished individuals. The cause of these ulcers is often ascribed to a synergistic infection by the spirochaete Treponema vincentii and the anaerobic Gram negative rod, Fusobacterium nucleatum.... Medical Dictionary

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An ulcerative in?ammation of the throat, often foul-smelling, and caused by large, spindle-shaped bacilli (fusobacterium) and spirilla.... Medical Dictionary