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Noma in Laos: stigma of severe poverty in rural Asia.

Abstract:

Noma, or cancrum oris, is a debilitating necrotizing ulcerative stomatitis that destroys the mouth and face. It usually starts in early childhood and is associated with severe poverty, malnutrition, and infections. It is most frequently described from sub-Saharan Africa but is under-reported. There have been very few reports from Asia. We describe the clinical and social features of a series of 12 patients with noma from remote poor villages in rural Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos). N...

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Journal:
American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
78
Issue:
4
Pages:
539-542
Publication date:
2008-04-01
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Source identifiers:
10650
Language:
English
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pubs:10650
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pubs:10650
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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