Caffey’s Disease ( Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis )

Caffey’s Disease ( Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis )

Caffey’s Disease —

– Self limiting disorder

– Most commonly involves Mandible

– Mainly seen in Infants

– Hyperostosis + Diffuse Diaphyseal Periostitis ( Doubling of width of the bone ) + Soft Tissue Nodules

– Triad –> Cortical Bone Thickening + Painful Soft Tissue Swelling + Systemic features ( Fever )

– Usually mimics Osteomyelitis

– Mainly treated by NSAIDS

About the author: Dr. Tushar Mehta

An Orthopaedic Surgeon who is a blend of academic excellence and entrepreneurship with interest in all aspects of Bones and Joints. contach him at [email protected]

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  1. Jajnadatta - 30/11/2017 at 7:58 am Reply


  2. Ishikaa Batra - 14/12/2017 at 10:04 pm Reply

    Thanks sir… ?

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