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Bohn's nodules


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[H. Bohn (1832–88), German physician] Small, whitish or yellowish, asymptomatic cysts filled with keratin formed from remnants of odontogenic epithelium, which are particularly common in the new-born. They are located on the gingivae and normally disappear spontaneously during the first three months of life. Also known as Epstein's pearls.

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Cambiaghi S., Gelmetti C. Bohn's nodules. Int J Dermatol 2005;44:753–4.

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