NOMA: A Preventable “Scourge” of African Children

@inproceedings{Ogbureke2010NOMAAP,
  title={NOMA: A Preventable “Scourge” of African Children},
  author={Kalu U.E Ogbureke and E I Ogbureke},
  booktitle={The open dentistry journal},
  year={2010}
}
Noma is a serious orofacial gangrene originating intraorally in the gingival-oral mucosa complex before spreading extraorally to produce a visibly destructive ulcer. Although cases of noma are now rarely reported in the developed countries, it is still prevalent among children in third world countries, notably in sub-Sahara Africa, where poverty, ignorance, malnutrition, and preventable childhood infections are still common. This review summarizes historical, epidemiological, management, and… CONTINUE READING
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