Kaimenyi, J.T. and Guthua, S.W. (1994). Residual facial deformity resulting from cancrum oris-a case report.East African Medical Journal 71:476:478.

Citation:
T. PROFKAIMENYIJACOB. "Kaimenyi, J.T. and Guthua, S.W. (1994). Residual facial deformity resulting from cancrum oris-a case report.East African Medical Journal 71:476:478.". In: East Afr Med J. 1994 Jul;71(7):476-8. African Meteorological Society; 1994.

Abstract:

Dental School, College of Health Sciences, Nairobi. Cancrum oris cases are occasionally treated in various hospitals in Kenya. Despite this, only one case has been reported in literature. Besides, no epidemiological or treatment studies of cancrum oris has been carried out in Kenya. We report an unusual case of a 17 year old Kenyan female with oral cutaneous fistula and tissue atrophy on the left cheek following cancrum oris infection in childhood. Since most cancrum oris cases are a sequela of acute necrotizing gingivitis (ANG), prevention of cancrum oris can be achieved by early and prompt remedial measures once a diagnosis of ANG is established. Failure to do this might lead to cancrum oris with its attendant disfiguring complications some of which might be impossible to treat in developing countries where the requisite personnel is lacking or inadequate.

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