Hutchinson teeth are smaller and more widely spaced than normal and are notched on their biting surfaces.
It is a sign of congenital syphilis and should not be confused with:
History and etymology
Named after Sir Jonathan Hutchinson (1828–1913), English surgeon, ophthalmologist and pathologist.
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