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acute ulceration of the mucous membranes of the mouth or genitals

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High prevalence of Kaposi's sarcoma (18.6%), salivary gland disease (12.2%) and cancrum oris (3.8%) were noted (21).
Cancrum oris was the main indication for soft-tissue flap utilization in the maxillofacial region using regional flaps (17 [77.3%]), this was followed by squamous cell carcinoma in 3 (13.6%) cases.
[8] Some cases of oral myiasis are associated with Cancrum oris, tooth extraction, mandibular fracture, anterior open bite, incompetent lips, cerebral palsy and patients undergoing mechanical ventilation.
Noma or cancrum oris, infectious in nature, is a devastating disease which involves the soft and hard tissues of the oral and para-oral structures.
He also had a chapter in Stark's text book of Head and Neck surgery on Noma" (cancrum oris).
(See case study on p35.) The name noma (cancrum oris) originates from the Greek word "to devour".