infantile cortical hyperostosis


n.

A painful thickening of membrane surrounding soft bone tissue, especially in the mandible, the clavicles, and the shafts of long bones, following fever and usually appearing before six months of age and disappearing during childhood.Caffey's disease Caffey's syndrome

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