• People living with facial disfigurement after having had noma disease: a systematic review of the literature

      Wali, Imamatu Muhammad; Regmi, Krishna; Noma Children Hospital Nigeria; University of Bedfordshire (SAGE, 2016-02-01)
      Noma disease often results in impairment, morbidity and severe facial disfigurement. This article reports a systematic review of literatures published between 2006 and 2015 to establish existing knowledge about social stigma associated with facial disfigurements. Five databases were searched and 114 citations were screened, of which only 15 met the relevant criteria. Titles and abstracts of the retrieved articles were independently reviewed. The research was heterogeneous; therefore, overall synthesis using meta-analysis was inappropriate. It can be seen that the review demonstrates that facial disfigurements are far more complex than was previously thought.