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Premature loss of primary teeth associated with congenital syphilis: a case report

  • Andréa Gonçalves Antonio1
  • Alice Kelly1
  • Lucianne Cople Maia1,*,

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.29.3.m671132x8r306278 Vol.29,Issue 3,July 2005 pp.273-276

Published: 01 July 2005

*Corresponding Author(s): Lucianne Cople Maia E-mail:


Congenital syphilis is an infectious disease transmitted by an infected mother to her fetus. Several reports in the literature have focused on oral manifestations of congenital syphilis, mainly about Hutchinson's teeth and dysplastic molars, which are more common. However, this paper describes an unusual feature of congenital syphilis in a four-year-old child. A case of premature loss of primary teeth associated with congenital syphilis is reported.

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Andréa Gonçalves Antonio,Alice Kelly,Lucianne Cople Maia. Premature loss of primary teeth associated with congenital syphilis: a case report. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2005. 29(3);273-276.


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