Risk factors for noma disease: a 6-year, prospective, matched case-control study in Niger.

@article{BarattiMayer2013RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for noma disease: a 6-year, prospective, matched case-control study in Niger.},
  author={Denise Baratti-Mayer and Ang{\`e}le Gayet-Ageron and St{\'e}phane Hugonnet and Patrice Le François and Brigitte Pittet-Cu{\'e}nod and Antoine Huyghe and J E Bornand and Alain Gervaix and Denys Montandon and Jacques Schrenzel and Andrea Mombelli and Didier Pittet},
  journal={The Lancet. Global health},
  year={2013},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={
          e87-e96
        }
}
BACKGROUND Noma is a poorly studied disease that leads to severe facial tissue destruction in children in developing countries, but the cause remains unknown. We aimed to identify the epidemiological and microbiological risk factors associated with noma disease. METHODS We did a prospective, matched, case-control study in Niger between Aug 1, 2001, and Oct 31, 2006, in children younger than 12 years to assess risk factors for acute noma. All acute noma cases were included and four controls… CONTINUE READING
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