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Description:This image depicts the dentition of a congenital syphilis patient, who due to this disease, went on to develop what are known as Hutchinson’s teeth, in which case the teeth are widely spaced, and the bite surfaces of the incisors are notched.
Congenital syphilis, is a condition caused by infection in utero with Treponema pallidum. A wide spectrum of severity exists, and only severe cases are clinically apparent at birth. An infant or child (aged less than 2 years) may have signs such as hepatosplenomegaly, rash, condyloma lata, snuffles, jaundice (nonviral hepatitis), pseudoparalysis, anemia, or edema (nephrotic syndrome and/or malnutrition). An older child may have stigmata (e.g., interstitial keratitis, nerve deafness, anterior bowing of shins, frontal bossing, mulberry molars, Hutchinson teeth, saddle nose, rhagades, or Clutton joints).
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Robert Sumpter
Creation Date:1967
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Links:CDC – Syphilis, Congenital Treponema pallidum
CDC – Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs); Syphilis: Fact Sheet
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