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Bibliographic record number: 773332


Authors: Lauc, Tomislav; Fornai, Cinzia; Premužić, Zrinka; Vodanović, Marin; Weber, Gerhard; Mašić, Boris; Rajić Šikanjić, Petra
Title: Dental stigmata and enamel thickness in a probable case of congenital syphilis from XVI century Croatia
Source: Archives of oral biology (0003-9969) 60 (2015), 10; 1554-1564
Paper type: article
Keywords: Enamel defects; Fournier canine; Hypoplasia; Mulberry molars; Micro-CT
Objective was to analyse the dental remains of an individual with signs of congenital syphilis by using macroscopic observation, CBCT and micro- CT images, and the analysis of the enamel thickness. Anthropological analysis of human skeletal remains from the 16th century archaeological site Park Grič in Zagreb, Croatia discovered a female, 17–20 years old at the time of death, with dental signs supportive of congenital syphilis: mulberry molars and canine defects, as well as non- specific hypoplastic changes on incisors. The focus of the analysis was on three aspects: gross morphology, hypoplastic defects of the molars, canines and incisors, as well as enamel thickness of the upper first and second molars. The observed morphology of the first molars corresponds to the typical aspect of mulberry molars, while that of the canines is characterised by hypomineralisation. Hypoplastic grooves were observed on the incisal edges of all incisors. The enamel of the first molars is underdeveloped while in the second molars a thick-enamelled condition is observed. Our observations for the dental and skeletal evidence are supportive to a diagnosis of congenital syphilis for this specimen from XVI century Croatia. The use of CT imaging helped documenting the diagnostic features and quantifying the effect of the dental stigmata on first molars.
Original language: ENG
Citation databases: Current Contents Connect (CCC)
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP) (sastavni dio Web of Science Core Collectiona)
Category: Znanstveni
Research fields:
Dental medicine,Ethnology and anthropology
Full paper text: 773332.2015_RAD_CC_AOB_Lauc_-Dental_stigmata_.pdf (tekst priložen 4. Vel. 2016. u 14:25 sati)
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Broj citata:
DOI: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2015.07.002
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Google Scholar: Dental stigmata and enamel thickness in a probable case of congenital syphilis from XVI century Croatia
Contrib. to CROSBI by: Petra Rajić Šikanjić (, 25. Kol. 2015. u 10:39 sati

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