Hutchinson's teeth

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A tooth abnormality seen in congenital syphilis, characterized by pegged, lateral incisors and notched central incisors along the cutting edge.

Description

A tooth abnormality seen in congenital syphilis, characterized by pegged, lateral incisors and notched central incisors along the cutting edge, giving the permanent incisors a screwdriver like shape. This is a partial manifestation of Hutchinson’s triad.

Bibliography

  • J. Hutchinson:
    Report on the effects of infantile syphilis in marring the development of the teeth.
    Transactions of the Pathological Society of London, 1858, 9: 449-456.
  • On heredosyphilitic Struma and on the teeth as a means of diagnosis.
    British Medical Journal, London, 1861, 515-517.

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