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Medical Term:

infantile cortical hyperostosis


Definition: neonatal subperiosteal bone formation over many bones, especially the mandible, clavicles, and the shafts of long bones; it follows fever, usually appearing before 6 months of age and disappearing during childhood; familial cases are inherited as autosomal dominant.

Synonym(s): Caffey disease, Caffey syndrome, Caffey-Silverman syndrome

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