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

J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2005 Spring;29(3):273-6. doi: 10.17796/jcpd.29.3.m671132x8r306278.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Alveolar Bone Loss / diagnostic imaging
  • Alveolar Bone Loss / etiology*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dental Caries / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Maxillary Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Maxillary Diseases / etiology
  • Radiography
  • Syphilis, Congenital / complications*
  • Tooth Loss / diagnostic imaging
  • Tooth Loss / etiology*
  • Tooth, Deciduous* / diagnostic imaging