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Noma is an opportunistic infection promoted by extreme poverty. It evolves rapidly from a gingival inflammation to grotesque orofacial gangrene. Cancrum oris. Prevalence: Unknown; Inheritance: ; Age of onset: Childhood; ICD A; OMIM: ; UMLS: C; MeSH: D; GARD: Cancrum oris or noma (from the Greek nomein, “to devour”)1 is a “gangrenous affection of the mouth, especially attacking children in whom the constitution is.

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Oro-facial gangrene (noma/cancrum oris): pathogenetic mechanisms.

Only comments written in English can be processed. Noma is a gangrenous disease that causes severe destruction of the soft and osseous tissues of the face. Its exact prevalence is unknown. The disease was present in the Western world up until the start of the 20th century, but it now mainly affects children between 2 and 6 years of age living in the poorest regions of the world.

Rare cases of noma have been described in adults with severe immunodeficiency individuals with AIDS or myelopathy, or those being treated with immunosuppressants in Africa and in the Western world.

In addition to the severe facial destruction, children with noma often present with rhinolalia aperta, uncontrollable drooling, and socially handicapping halitosis. The most debilitating sequela is permanent jaw constriction. Spontaneous resolution of the disease is associated with the formation of extremely dense and fibrous scars that may lead to osseous ankylosis between the mandible and maxilla or the mandible and the malar bone.

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The buccal opening in these children is limited to between 0 and 10 mm making intake of solid foods problematic or impossible. The risk factors associated with noma are malnutrition, intercurrent disease such as rubella or malaria, poor oral hygiene, and the presence of a lesion of the gingival mucosa an early sign of necrotising gingivitis.

Ccancrum aetiology remains unknown. A bacterial aetiology has long since been suggested but carrying out extensive studies in the regions most affected by cancurm disease is problematic.

The few studies reported have indicated that bacteria from the Czncrum and Fusobacteria groups may play a role in the disease. The management of acute noma is aimed at improving the health status introduction of a balanced diet and vitamin supplements, and sufficient hydration of affected individuals and providing topical care.

Antibiotics are recommended to prevent the often lethal complications associated with infection and to help limit extension of the lesion. If the lesion is still intrabuccal and limited, antibiotics may also prevent progression of the disease in some cases.

Once the cicatrisation stage is complete, stepwise reconstructive surgery aimed at relieving the stricture of the mouth and then reconstruction of the mandible and maxilla, cheek, lips and nose can be considered. In addition to reconstruction of the face of affected children, reconstructive surgery can be used to allow improvement of canctum function elocution, salivary continence, buccal opening. Noma is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, often due to complications such as generalised sepsis, intracerebral septic emboli, bronchial aspiration or inanition.

The disease develops very rapidly and in isolated regions medical care is often only sought after the lesions are well established.

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Noma: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

Delayed treatment will not allow a return to status quo ante. The disease leads to social exclusion of affected children: Other search option s Alphabetical list. Summary and related texts. Check cancrmu box if you wish to receive a copy of your message. Disease definition Noma is a gangrenous disease that causes severe destruction of the soft and osseous tissues of the face.

Noma (disease)

Summary Epidemiology Its exact prevalence is unknown. Clinical cancrjm In addition to the severe facial destruction, children with noma often present with rhinolalia aperta, uncontrollable drooling, and socially handicapping halitosis. Etiology The aetiology remains unknown. Management and treatment The management of acute noma is aimed at improving the health status introduction of a balanced diet and vitamin supplements, and sufficient hydration of affected individuals and providing topical care.

Prognosis Noma is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, often due to complications such as generalised sepsis, intracerebral septic emboli, bronchial aspiration or inanition. Health care resources for this disease Expert centres 22 Diagnostic tests 0 Patient organisations 0 Orphan drug s 0.

Oro-facial gangrene (noma/cancrum oris): pathogenetic mechanisms.

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