Cancrum Oris: A case report

  • Sudhakar Vaidya
  • Anjana Agrawal
  • V. K. Sharma
Short Communication


Cancrum Oris is acute gangrenous stomatitis of oral and para-oral structures in age group between 2 to 16 years particularly in sub-Saharan Africa with high morbidity and mortality. Exact bacteriology is uncertain. Acute necrotising gingivitis and oral herpetic ulcers are considered to be antecedent lesions. The treatment of cancrum oris is penicillin, tetracycline, metronidazol and clindamycin. second step of management includes reconstructive surgery for the treatment of the functional and cosmetic problems. The authors are reporting a case of cancrum oris in a 1.5-year-old child.


Cancrum Oris Soma Acute Gangrenous Stomatitis Acute Necrotising Gingivitis 


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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sudhakar Vaidya
    • 1
  • Anjana Agrawal
    • 1
  • V. K. Sharma
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of OtorhinolaryngologyR D Gardi Medical College & Ujjain Charitable HospitalUjjain (MP)India

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