Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1972;15(9):811-814.
Published online September 30, 1972.
A Case of Noma (Gangrenous stomatitis, Cancrum oris)
Sung Soo Lee, Jae Sung Lee, Duk Jin Yun
Department of Pediatrics, Yonsei University College of Medicine Seoul, Korea
水痘 (Noma) 의 l 例
李最守, 李哉昇, 尹德鎭
延世大學校醫科大學 小兒科學敎室
Noma is a disease of dramatic onset affecting young children who are often ill nourished and who are recovering from a serious illness, usually one of the eruptive fevers. It is characterized by a well-demarcated gangrene affecting the gums, oral mucous and soft tissue of the face, often associated with extensive destruction of the skin and the bony skeleton. We experienced a case of Noma in 8 year old male child who was suffered from malnutrition with bacillary dysentery. There were well-demarcated gangrenes over the lower lip on the left side and the dorsal surface o£ the right first toe. A literature was reviewed on this subject.

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