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Noma MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Noma
Tree Number(s)
C07.465.604
Unique ID
D009625
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009625
Annotation
severe gangrene of gingiva often spreading to face
Scope Note
A severe gangrenous process occurring predominantly in debilitated and malnourished children, especially in underdeveloped countries. It typically begins as a small vesicle or ulcer on the gingiva that rapidly becomes necrotic and spreads to produce extensive destruction of the buccal and labial mucosa and tissues of the face, which may result in severe disfigurement and even death. Various bacteria have been implicated in the etiology. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Cancrum Oris
Stomatitis, Gangrenous
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2009/07/06
Noma Preferred
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