Caffey's Disease Sans Mandibular and Clavicular Involvement: A Rare Case Report

Cureus. 2017 Apr 16;9(4):e1170. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1170.


Caffey's disease, also known as Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis, is a rare, self-limited, benign, inflammatory gene-related disorder of infants that causes bone changes, soft tissue swelling, and irritability. The mandible (75%), clavicles, and ulnae are the bones most frequently involved, others being long bones, lateral ribs, ilia with skull being the rarest. However, we report a case of a 5-month-old male diagnosed with Infantile cortical hyperostosis but with absent mandibular and clavicular involvement, thus depicting the unusual presentation of this disease.

Keywords: caffey’s disease; clavicular; infantile cortical hyperostosis; mandibular; unusual.

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