Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis (Caffey Disease) Treatment & Management

Updated: Jan 26, 2021
  • Author: Cara Novick, MD; Chief Editor: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS, FAOA, FABOS, FAAOS  more...
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Treatment

Approach Considerations

No specific treatment exists for infantile cortical hyperostosis (Caffey disease). The disease is self-limited and usually resolves without sequelae. [30, 31] Some periods of exacerbation and remission may occur during the course of this condition.

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Medical Care

Corticosteroids may be helpful in alleviating symptoms in severe cases, but these agents do not have any affect on the bone lesions. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may also be used to treat symptoms.

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