The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 73, Issue 5, pp 439–440 | Cite as

Noma Neonatorum

Clinical Brief


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 withE.coli sepsis is described for the first time.

Key words

Neonate E. coli Noma Pseudomonas aeruginosa 


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© Dr.K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeomatologyKing Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G S Medical CollegeMumbaiIndia

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