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    What's the condition called and what's it's cause ?
     

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    Condition : Noma aka Gangrenous Stomatitis
    Cause : Polymicrobial Infection secondary to Immunodeficiency
     

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    Answer : Cancrum oris aka Noma aka Gangrenous stomatis

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    Cancrum oris is a rapidly spreading, necrotic ulceration of the cheek, exposing the underlying bone, leading to a well-defined slough and a large defect in the cheek or lip. Soon bone and teeth sequestrate.


    caused by : organisms of Vincent's stomatitis, namely Fusobacterium fusiforme and Borrelia vincenti.

    Common in : Africa, Asia and S. America, predominantly in malnourished children

    Predisposing factor : commonest is Measles, but gastroenteritis, typhoid, bronchopneumonia and kala azar may act as antecedents.



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