CANCRUM ORIS

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.

Treatment

The nutritional state should be optimized and antibiotics and antivirals given.

References

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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