Meningococcal septicaemia and dental changes

Siopka, V.; Crawford, P. J. M.
August 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Aug2007, Vol. 92 Issue 8, p719
Academic Journal
This article presents a case report regarding meningococcal septicemia and dental changes in children. It aims to inform pediatrician colleagues about such possible dental complications and to propose that they might guide the families affected to search dental care offered by specialist pediatric dentists. A case is described where localized tissue necrosis in meningococcal septicemia resulted to profound dental disturbances in later life. Moreover, dental complications have been discusses with disruption of odontogenesis or delayed tooth eruption.


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