Chlorodontia in a child with neonatal jaundice

Oral Medicine

Several systemic disorders in pediatric patients can produce oral manifestations. Hyperbilirubinemia is a clinical condition characterized by an abnormal increase of bilirubin in the blood, which is a final product of catabolism of heme.

Hyperbilirubinemia associated with neonatal jaundice can cause a change in the normal color of teeth known as green teeth.

The correct diagnosis for a dental discoloration is important as, invariably, it has a profound effect on treatment outcomes.

The aim of this article is to report a case of green teeth affecting all deciduous teeth in a 2-year-old boy with a history of neonatal jaundice.

Case Report : A 2-year-old boy presented to the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, for evaluation of his teeth. The boy was referred by a pediatrician, who noticed greenish discoloration of teeth while examining the patient for his complaint of abdominal pain.

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Birth history was taken. The child was born at full term, with adequate height and weight.

The mother gave a history of neonatal jaundice within 2 days after his birth, and he was kept under observation in a neonatal intensive care unit, for a week till it resolved.


° Journal of Advanced Clinical & Research Insights (2017), 4, 106–108
° Swetha Paulose, Vishwanath Rangdhol, S. Yoga

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