Caffey disease

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Synonyms: Infantile cortical hyperostosis

Caffey disease is an osteosclerotic dysplasia characterized by acute inflammation with massive subperiosteal new bone formation usually involving the diaphyses of the long bones as well as the ribs mandible scapulae and clavicles. The disease is associated with fever irritability pain and soft tissue swelling with onset around the age of 2 months and resolving spontaneously by the age of 2 years. However prenatal disease onset has also been described.

Data from Orphanet are used to provide information on a disease's name, synonym(s), and overview. Reference: Access aggregated data from Orphanet at Orphadata. Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version June 2024

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