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This close intraoral view, demonstrated the dentition of an African-American female, revealing the triangular-shaped deformity of her right superior central incisor, and her left inferior central incisor, which are referred to as Hutchinson incisors, caused by a congenital syphilitic infection. In this particular case, at the time of her birth, one of this woman’s parents tested positive for syphilis. Syphilis is caused by the bacterium, Treponema pallidum.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Robert E. Sumpter
Creation Date:1967
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