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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Caffey disease, or Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis, is a rare, self=limiting disorder of unknown etiology and affecting infants, usually younger than 6 months of age.
Examples of these diagnoses include osteogenesis imperfecta, Caffey disease, rickets, congenital syphilis, hematologic abnormalities, and normal radiographic variants.