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Is noma neonatorum a presentation of ecthyma gangrenosum in the newborn?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11791113     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Noma neonatorum was suggested as a distinct entity characterized by a gangrenous process of the nose, oral cavity, eyelids and perineum that was almost universally fatal in premature infants with Pseudomonas sepsis. We report the first case of noma neonatorum in a 26-week-gestation twin born in the United States. Our case is consistent with previous descriptions of noma neonatorum; however, we question the distinction between noma neonatorum and a neonatal presentation of ecthyma gangrenosum.
Alexandra F Freeman; Anthony J Mancini; Ram Yogev
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Pediatric infectious disease journal     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0891-3668     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-15     Completed Date:  2002-03-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701858     Medline TA:  Pediatr Infect Dis J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric Infectious Disease Division, Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Ecthyma / diagnosis*,  pathology
Gangrene / diagnosis*,  pathology
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Lip / pathology
Noma / diagnosis*,  pathology
Perineum / pathology
Pseudomonas Infections / complications*
Pseudomonas aeruginosa / isolation & purification*,  pathogenicity
Sepsis / complications,  pathology

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