Cancrum Oris (noma) in an HIV-positive adult : a case report and literature review

@inproceedings{Pedro2016CancrumO,
  title={Cancrum Oris (noma) in an HIV-positive adult : a case report and literature review},
  author={K. Pedro and D. A. Smit and Jean A. Morkel},
  year={2016}
}
Background: Noma refers to an overwhelming invasion of micro-organisms from the oral cavity into the face leading to gangrene, sepsis and, possibly, death. Figures available for 2006 indicate an estimated incidence of 100 000 to 140 000 new cases each year in sub-Saharan Africa with a mortality rate of 70% to 90%. Introduction: The classic clinical picture of a noma patient is severe facial tissue destruction associated with oral ulcerations and, in some cases, acute necrotising gingivitis. The… CONTINUE READING

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