Caffey's disease in an infant

Afsheen Batool Raza, Iftikhar Ijaz, Farrah Naz, Taeed Ahmed Butt

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Caffey's disease is a self limited disorder of infantile age group. It is synonymous with 'infantile cortical hyperostosis' and 'Caffey's-Silver syndrome'.It is characterized by fever, irritability, bone pain and characteristic bony changes. It has no definite etiology. This report describes a 4 months old infant presenting with fever, irritability and soft tissue swellings. Investigations led to the diagnosis of Caffey's disease. Symptomatic treatment was given to good clinical response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-636
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Bony changes
  • Infantile cortical hyperostosis
  • Irritability
  • Soft tissue swellings


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