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Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis - Treatment

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Treatment of Infantile Cortical Hyperostosis

The condition is self-limiting and regresses on its own within a period of few weeks to months and often goes unnoticed if present in a particularly benign form. Periods of remissions and exacerbations can occur.

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Steroids may be of some benefit in the symptomatic management of the disease. Sometimes deformities in the affected bone persist into adulthood and if they are present on the face, then corrective surgery is required. This is again for cosmetic purposes rather than for palliative purpose.

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aslampasha

my baby sarah fought brilliantly against all odds but she could not tolerate the hospitalized infection(septicemia)and died on 8th nov 09.she was admitted for caffeys symptoms but got infected,drs says this that,but i would say one thing before admission drs should know the patient or else why they have admitted my kid,simply to study the case or they dont want to loose study material.end of the day i have lost my darling.
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aslampasha

Its been 4 months ever since my daughter confirmed with Caffeys,she is on naproxen but no signs of improvement her body weight remains the same ever since her birth,her platelet count is more than 9.50 due to which drs are not giving even steroids which may further worsen her condition.she is been through severe pain and fever due to which she hardly sleeps.

aslampasha

MY BABY GIRL IS CONFIRMED WITH CAFFEYS DISEASE,SHOCKING IS NO FAMILY HISTORY DRS SAYS ITS A GENETIC DISEASE AND BABY IS 3 MONTH OLD IS THERE ANY TREATMENT..........

SAYED ASLAM
HUBLI.
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thevagi

MY BABY BOY IS HAVING CAFFEY DISEASE, NO FAMILY HISTORY OF CAFFERY, HIS BLOOD TEST SHOWS HIGH HEMOGLOBIN, HIGH PLATELES AND GOANT TROMBOCIATES CELL, HE IS NOW 15 MONTHS, RIGHT RIB , MANDIBLE AND MAXILLE SWELLING, THE SWELLINGIS ALMOST NEARLY ONE YEAR. WHAT TREATMENT DID U GIVE YOUR CHILD

Annie0909

My mother had Caffey disease, I did when I was a child, and now my baby boy also has it. I am very interested to share experiences with other patients...

aslampasha

please let me know the treatment and the time period you all have taken to recover,as my 4 month old baby girl is also suffering from caffeys and her symptoms are very severe.please help me.....

guest

Similar experience-your son is over a year now,how is he getting on?

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