By Gary M. White, MD
Cancrum oris is the massive destruction of the upper lip, gum and central face. Malnourished infants and small children are affected.
- It is also known as Noma.
The nutritional state should be optimized and antibiotics and antivirals given.
Virtual Grand Rounds in Dermatology
Orofacial destruction in a malnourished man with positive culture HSV. JAAD Case Reports 2015 Volume 1; Pages 18–20
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