infantile cortical hyperostosis(redirected from John Patrick Caffey)
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infantile cortical hyperostosis[′in·fən‚tīl ′kȯrd·ə·kəl ‚hī·pə‚rä′stō·səs]
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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