Noma (cancrum oris)

@article{Enwonwu2006NomaO,
  title={Noma (cancrum oris)},
  author={C. Enwonwu and W. Falkler and R. S. Phillips},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2006},
  volume={368},
  pages={147-156}
}
Noma is an opportunistic infection promoted by extreme poverty. It evolves rapidly from a gingival inflammation to grotesque orofacial gangrene. It occurs worldwide, but is most common in sub-Saharan Africa. The peak incidence of acute noma is at ages 1-4 years, coinciding with the period of linear growth retardation in deprived children. Noma is a scourge in communities with poor environmental sanitation. It results from complex interactions between malnutrition, infections, and compromised… Expand
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