Meningococcal septicemia and disseminated intravascular coagulation affecting the premaxillary permanent tooth germs

ASDC J Dent Child. 1998 May-Jun;65(3):191-3.


The following case describes the dental effects resulting from a case of meningococcal septicemia which caused a disseminated intravascular coagulation and premaxillary osteomyelitis at age two years. The effects went unnoticed for eight years when delayed development of the maxillary incisors was noted. Treatment involved surgical removal of the dental remnants and provision of a removable partial denture. Implants and ridge augmentation will be considered in early adulthood.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Denture, Partial, Removable
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / complications*
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / microbiology
  • Fused Teeth / etiology
  • Fused Teeth / surgery
  • Humans
  • Incisor / abnormalities*
  • Incisor / surgery
  • Male
  • Maxilla
  • Meningococcal Infections / complications*
  • Odontogenesis
  • Osteomyelitis / microbiology
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Sepsis / complications*
  • Tooth Germ / abnormalities*
  • Tooth Germ / surgery