Noma news & publications

Recent noma publications

Below are a selection of recent noma publications. If you would like us to post your publication here, please do email us.

Orbital apex syndrome secondary to noma destruction: a case report

Bala et al.(2024) Orbital apex syndrome secondary to noma destruction: a case report Journal of Medical Research and Reviews

Eagle Syndrome in a patient with Noma sequelae

Concurrent noma and necrotizing fascititis

Noma in twins

Psychosocial aspects of noma

Ongoing noma studies

Below are a selection of ongoing noma studies. If you would like us to post your work here, please do email us.

The Noma Project

In an effort to achieve greater understanding of noma and engender action to prevent, detect and treat this disease and redress the associated human rights violations, the Noma Project seeks to: 

Establish noma’s epidemiology & global burden,

Portray the realities & lived experiences of child and adult noma survivors, and

Evaluate the implications of the framing of noma as a human rights issue & neglected tropical disease.

Microbiology

Although a range of organisms have been identified in the oral flora of noma patients, the causal association of these organisms with the development of noma has yet to be proven.  Deep shotgun metagenomic analysis may provide further elucidation of the pathologic organisms involved in noma. This small-scale shotgun metagenomic pilot study will evaluate and refine study methodology, assess feasibility, and provide preliminary evidence all of which will be used in the development of a larger-scale research project.

Email sokoto-epidem@oca.msf.org for more information

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