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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Pectoralis major myocutaneous flap raised for the inner canrcum Click here to view. Children in Asia and some countries of South America are also highly affected. Etiology The aetiology remains unknown. Bednar’s aphthae Cleft palate High-arched palate Palatal cysts of the newborn Inflammatory papillary hyperplasia Stomatitis nicotina Torus palatinus.

Noma is a gangrenous disease that causes severe destruction of the soft and osseous tissues of the face. Basal cell adenoma Canalicular adenoma Ductal papilloma Monomorphic adenoma Myoepithelioma Oncocytoma Papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum Pleomorphic adenoma Sebaceous adenoma Malignant: Bacterial Infections Read more.

The mucous membranes of the mouth develop ulcersand rapid, painless tissue degeneration ensues, which can degrade tissues of the bones in the face. In other orix Wikimedia Commons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cancrum oris Noma is a devastating infectious disease which destroys the soft and hard tissues of the oral and para-oral structures.

Salivary glands Benign lymphoepithelial lesion Ectopic salivary gland tissue Frey’s syndrome HIV salivary gland disease Necrotizing sialometaplasia Mucocele Ranula Pneumoparotitis Salivary duct stricture Salivary gland aplasia Salivary gland atresia Salivary gland diverticulum Salivary gland fistula Salivary gland hyperplasia Salivary gland hypoplasia Salivary gland neoplasms Benign: As most patients with noma do not report until the disease is at an advanced stage, its onset and progression still remains a mystery.


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Noma causes sudden tissue destruction that rapidly gets worse. Survivors suffer the two-fold afflictions of oro-facial mutilation and functional impairment, which require a time-consuming, financially prohibitive surgical reconstruction. The buccal opening in these children is limited to between 0 and 10 mm making intake of solid foods problematic or impossible.

Post-operative photograph after reconstruction Click here to view. This will improve facial appearance and the function of the mouth and jaw.

Periodontium gingivaperiodontal ligamentcementumalveolus — Gums and tooth-supporting structures Cementicle Cementoblastoma Gigantiform Cementoma Eruption cyst Epulis Pyogenic granuloma Congenital epulis Gingival enlargement Gingival cyst of the cnacrum Gingival cyst of the newborn Gingivitis Desquamative Granulomatous Plasma cell Hereditary gingival fibromatosis Hypercementosis Hypocementosis Linear gingival erythema Necrotizing periodontal diseases Ofis necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis Pericoronitis Peri-implantitis Periodontal abscess Periodontal trauma Periodontitis Aggressive As a manifestation of systemic disease Chronic Perio-endo lesion Teething.

This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat A physical exam shows inflamed areas of the mucous membranes, mouth ulcers, and skin ulcers. In addition to reconstruction of the face of affected children, reconstructive surgery can be used to allow improvement of impaired function elocution, salivary continence, buccal opening. Chlamydophila psittaci Psittacosis Chlamydophila pneumoniae.

Periapical, mandibular and maxillary hard tissues — Bones of jaws. Medical Killing and Psychological Genocide. The disease leads to social exclusion of affected oirs Noma can also affect the genitals, spreading to the genital skin this is sometimes called noma pudendi. Infectious diseases Bacterial diseases: Prognosis Noma is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, often due to complications such as generalised sepsis, intracerebral septic emboli, bronchial aspiration or inanition.


A type of malnutrition called Kwashiorkorand other forms of severe protein malnutrition Poor sanitation and dirty living conditions Orix such as orix or leukemia Living in a developing country. Known in antiquity to such physicians as Hippocrates and Galennoma was once reported around the world, including Europe and the United States. Fusobacterium necrophorum and Prevotella intermedia are important bacterial pathogens in this disease process, interacting with one or more other bacterial organisms such as Borrelia vincentiiPorphyromonas gingivalisTannerella forsythiaTreponema denticolaStaphylococcus aureusand certain species of nonhemolytic Streptococcus.

We report a case report of noma otis its onset rois progression, the extent of tissue necrosis and its management with an emphasis on the need for early diagnosis and prompt treatment.

Clinical description In addition canfrum the severe facial destruction, children with noma often present with rhinolalia aperta, uncontrollable drooling, and socially handicapping halitosis. These ulcers have a foul-smelling drainage. Hope for Africa’s Hidden Children”. First, the gums and lining of the cheeks become inflamed and develop sores ulcers.

Periodontium gingivaperiodontal ligamentcementumalveolus — Gums and tooth-supporting structures. For all other comments, please send your remarks via contact us. Sitemap What’s New Feedback Disclaimer.

Noma (disease)

Only comments written in English can be processed. Gangrene Bacterial diseases Health in Africa. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg ; A devastating orofacial gangrene.

If the lesion is still intrabuccal and limited, antibiotics may also prevent progression of the disease in some cases.