Green teeth are a late complication of prolonged conjugated hyperbilirubinemia in extremely low birth weight infants

Sireesha Battineni, Paul Clarke

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Abstract

Eruption of green, discolored teeth affecting the primary dentition has been described in association with congenital viral infection, sepsis, hemolytic jaundice, and cholestasis. The purpose of this paper was to present the cases of 3 extremely low birth weight preterm infants who were noted to have green teeth at the corrected ages of 10 to 12 months. All had a history of prolonged conjugated hyperbilirubinemia during their time in neonatal intensive care. For infants with prolonged conjugated hyperbilirubinemia, extreme preterm birth and/or extremely low birth weight may be additional risk factors predisposing to the eruption of green teeth in later infancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e103-e106
JournalPediatric Dentistry
Volume34
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bilirubin
  • DEntition
  • Jaundice
  • Pigmentation
  • Tooth Discoloration

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