Caffey's disease

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      Caffey's disease or infantile cortical hyperostosis is a rare condition affecting infants in the first five months of life. Varying forms of its presentation are illustrated by the four case reports described. The aetiology, pathology, differential diagnosis and management are discussed. It is possible that Caffey's Disease is becoming more frequent, and as the mandible is involved in over 90 per cent of cases, the oral surgeon increasingly may be presented with these cases which can be very difficult to diagnose.


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