Which clinical history findings are characteristic of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG)?

Updated: Jan 18, 2018
  • Author: James M Stephen, MD, FAAEM, FACEP; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis

  • Apparently spontaneous bleeding or bleeding in response to very minimal local trauma may occur.

  • ANUG also may produce local pain, malaise, and alterations in taste, such as a metallic flavor.

  • ANUG may produce foul breath.

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