Hutchinson's teeth

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Hutchinson's teeth
Other namesHutchinson's incisor, Hutchinson's sign or Hutchinson-Boeck teeth
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Notched incisors known as Hutchinson's teeth which are characteristic of congenital syphilis

Hutchinson's teeth[1] is a sign of congenital syphilis. Affected people 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 it.

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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