TITLE

Green teeth

AUTHOR(S)
Ten, Walter Edward Tjon A.; Houwen, Roderick H. J.
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Mar2007, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p251
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the history and diagnosis of an eleven-month-old male infant with congenital cytomegalovirus infection, whose primary teeth were green with hypoplastic enamel. The infant has a serum bilirubin concentration of 156 micromol per liter after one hour of delivery. At six years old, permanent teeth erupted with green pigmentation on the molars. Green pigment in the molars was bilirubin that was incorporated into enamel and dentin during matrix formation.
ACCESSION #
24717281

 

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