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Last Updated: 11 June 2022

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Caffey disease

"Caffey disease, also known as infantile cortical hyperostosis, is a bone disorder that most commonly occurs in babies," the author says. Excessive new bone formation is typical of Caffey disease. In some cases, two bones that are next to each other, such as two ribs or the pair of long bones in the forearms or lower legs, may become fused together. Joints and soft tissues such as muscles, as well as muscles, have swelling in the affected areas. Infants that have been affected by the virus and irritable can also be feverish and irritable. By the time an infant is 5 months old, the signs and symptoms of Caffey disease are usually apparent. However, Lethal prenatal cortical hyperostosis, a more common condition that appears earlier in life and is often fatal before or shortly after birth, is often confused with Lethal prenatal Caffey disease; however, it is not usually viewed as a distinct condition. The swelling and pain associated with Caffey disease often go away within a few months, for unknown reasons. The excess bone is usually shed by the body and undetectable on x-ray photos by the age of 2. Since early childhood, the majority of people with Caffey disease have no further problems related to the disease. In addition, some adults with Caffey disease in infanthood have other abnormalities of the bones and connective tissues, which give strength and flexibility to organs throughout the body.

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