HEINZE, ROBERT L.: Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y. (May 23, 1939).

Hypothyroid children show marked delay in eruption of teeth. Disturb­ances of the ovarian hormone—by ovarian cysts and amenorrhea—produce rampant caries. Diabetes mellitus, untreated, shows acute suppurative peri­odontitis ; when under control, periodontal structures return to normal. Hypo­pituitarism, associated with hypogonadism, shows remarkably well-formed teeth. Therefore what is the relation between decreased sex development and excellent dental development in adiposogenitalism?

Reference: Den. Items Int., 1938 (discussion of paper by H. M. Feinblatt).

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