For this chapter, you should write a short (one or two paragraphs) case study on one of the diseases of the digestive system. Your case study should have the most important information that allows someone else to figure out what the disease or pathogen is, but not so much that it is super easy. You will earn 4 points for writing a case study that is: on topic (an infectious disease of the digestive system) one or two paragraphs long scientifically accurate not too easy or too difficult. And you will earn 1 point for posting a (plausible) guess on someone else’s case study. It is harder than you think to write a good case study. Take your time and go through a couple of drafts. Read it out loud to yourself. Although this is not an English class, poor spelling and grammar detract from the value of the case study
Gingivitis. Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis.
Etiology: Prevotella intermedia. Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis, also called Vincent’s disease or trench mouth is a serious infection of the mouth, which makes chewing difficult and causes foul breath odors. Several bacteria can be involved, of which P. intermedia is just one.
Clinical findings: Pain while chewing, halitosis (bad breath).
Treatment: Removal of damaged areas, antibiotic treatment (against anaerobic bacteria).
Prevention: Brushing, flossing.