Editorial: The need for action against oro‐facial gangrene (noma)

@article{Barmes1997EditorialTN,
  title={Editorial: The need for action against oro‐facial gangrene (noma)},
  author={D. Barmes and C. Enwonwu and M. Leclercq and D. Bourgeois and W. A. Fallder},
  journal={Tropical Medicine \& International Health},
  year={1997},
  volume={2}
}
Oro-facial gangrene, also known 3 s cancrum oris or noma, i s a n infectious disease which destroys o ra l tissues, the palate, facial tissues and other neighbouring structures in i t s fdiiiinatiiig course (Tempest 1966). The v i c t ims of noma are mainly young children caught 111 the v ic ious cycle of extreme poverty, chronic malnutrition, a markedly impaired immune system and increased vulnerability to endemic bacterial and viral infections. Many people were scandalized when the ciiscnse… Expand
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