Noma neonatorum

Indian J Pediatr. 2006 May;73(5):439-40. doi: 10.1007/BF02758572.


Noma Neonatorum is characterized by a gangrenous process involving mucocutaneous junctions of oral, nasal and anal area and occasionally, the eyelids and scrotum. It is seen during the first few weeks of neonatal life in premature and low birth weight babies. Noma Neonatorum is commonly described with pseudomonas aeruginosa septicemia. A case of Noma Neonatorum associated with E.coli sepsis is described for the first time.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acinetobacter Infections / complications
  • Escherichia coli Infections / complications*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Noma / microbiology*
  • Noma / therapy
  • Sepsis / microbiology*