Hutchinson's teeth

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Notched incisors known as Hutchinson's teeth which are characteristic of congenital syphilis

Hutchinson's teeth[1] (also known as Hutchinson's incisor, Hutchinson's sign or Hutchinson-Boeck teeth) are a sign of congenital syphilis. Babies with this have teeth that are smaller and more widely spaced than normal and which have notches on their biting surfaces. It is named after Sir Jonathan Hutchinson, an English surgeon and pathologist, who first described them.

Hutchinson's teeth form part of Hutchinson's triad.

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  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 

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