infantile cortical hyperostosis

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infantile cortical hyperostosis

[′in·fən‚tīl ′kȯrd·ə·kəl ‚hī·pə‚rä′stō·səs]
(medicine)
A condition occurring during the first 3 months of life in which there is fever and painful swelling of the soft tissue of the lower jaw, characterized by periosteal proliferation of the mandible.
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The etiology of Caffey's disease is still unknown, but several theories have been advanced.
Infantile cortical hyperostosis, Caffey's disease, involving two cousins.
Infantile cortical hyperostosis (ICH), or Caffey's disease, is a rare entity of unknown origin that primarily affects infants.