Is noma neonatorum a presentation of ecthyma gangrenosum in the newborn?

Alexandra F. Freeman*, Anthony J. Mancini, Ram Yogev

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-85
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 29 2002


  • Ecthyma gangrenosum
  • Neonatal infection
  • Noma neonatorum
  • Pseudomonas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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