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Green teeth
  1. Walter Edward Tjon A Ten1,
  2. Roderick H J Houwen2
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Maxima Medical Centre, Veldhoven, The Netherlands
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, UMC Wilhelmina Hospital of Children, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to:
    W E Tjon A Ten
    Department of Paediatrics, Maxima Medical Centre, PO Box 7777, 5500 MB Veldhoven, The Netherlands; w.tjonaten{at}

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When primary teeth erupted in an 11-month-old male infant with congenital cytomegalovirus infection they were green and had hypoplastic enamel (fig 1). He had been icteric from birth, with a serum bilirubin concentration of 156 μmol/l (72% conjugated) 1 h after delivery. At the age of 9 days, bilirubin concentrations peaked at 497 μmol/l (95% …

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