Amoxicillin may cause molar incisor hypomineralization.

  title={Amoxicillin may cause molar incisor hypomineralization.},
  author={S Laisi and Anneli Ess and Carin Sahlberg and Pekka J Arvio and P L Lukinmaa and Satu Alaluusua},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={88 2},
The etiology of molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) is unclear. Our hypothesis was that certain antibiotics cause MIH. We examined 141 schoolchildren for MIH and, from their medical files, recorded the use of antibiotics under the age of 4 yrs. MIH was found in 16.3% of children. MIH was more common among those children who had taken, during the first year of life, amoxicillin (OR=2.06; 95% CI, 1.01-4.17) or the rarely prescribed erythromycin (OR=4.14; 95% CI, 1.05-16.4), compared with… CONTINUE READING

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