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Noma (Nomas) Summary

Description: 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)

Also Known As: Nomas; Gangrenous Stomatitides; Gangrenous Stomatitis; Stomatitides, Gangrenous; Cancrum Oris Show All >>

Networked: 106 relevant articles (5 outcomes, 15 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Noma

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. nomegestrol acetate : 1 outcome 2 studies in 3 results : IBA
  2. Mifepristone (RU 486) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : FDA 1
  3. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 1 outcome in 5 results : IBA
  4. Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis : 2 studies in 3 results : IBA
  5. Adiponectin : 2 studies in 2 results : IBA
  6. Glucose (Dextrose) : 2 studies in 2 results : FDA 175 Generic
  7. Zinc : 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  8. Vitamin A (Retinol) : 1 study in 3 results : FDA 33 Generic
  9. Gonadotropins : 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  10. 1-Alkyl-2-acetylglycerophosphocholine Esterase (PAF Acetylhydrolase) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Noma

  1. Hemorrhage
  2. Stroke (Strokes)
  3. Noma (Nomas)
  4. Infection
  5. Myocardial Infarction
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Key Therapies for Noma

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  1. Transplants (Transplant) : 1 outcome in 2 results
  2. Gas Lasers : 1 outcome in 1 result
  3. Prenatal Care : 1 outcome in 1 result
  4. Free Tissue Flaps : 6 results
  5. Oral Hygiene (Dental Hygiene) : 5 results
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