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Green pigmentation of deciduous teeth: report of two cases.
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PMID:  15587106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this paper was to present 2 cases of green pigmentation in primary teeth caused by hyperbilirubinemia, from different pathologies during the neonatal period. Medical history revealed systemic problems during the neonatal period of an infectious, neurological, renal, respiratory, and cardiological nature, as well as a high amount of bilirubin in both cases and hepatitis in the first. The staining in the teeth was due to hyperbilirubinemia, caused by these systemic conditions. The clinical characteristics of teeth may help in the diagnosis of present current or past systemic diseases. The reported cases confirm the relevance of past medical history in establishing the diagnosis of the etiology of green pigmentation as a result of high levels of bilirubin serum.
Luciane A Monte Alto; Luciana Pomarico; Ivete Poarico R Souza; Maria Elisa Rangel Janini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dentistry for children (Chicago, Ill.)     Volume:  71     ISSN:  1551-8949     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dent Child (Chic)     Publication Date:    2004 May-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-10     Completed Date:  2005-02-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101180951     Medline TA:  J Dent Child (Chic)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-82     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry of UNESA , Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Hyperbilirubinemia / complications*
Pigmentation Disorders / etiology*
Tooth Discoloration / etiology*
Tooth, Deciduous / pathology*

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