Morbus Caffey-Silverman

Authors: M. Chalupský;  J. Hauk
Authors‘ workplace: Dětské oddělení Okresní nemocnice, Nové Město na Moravě, prim. MUDr. J. Hauk
Published in: Čes-slov Pediat 2002; (7): 367-369.


Morbus Caffey-Silverman, or infantile cortical hyperostosis is presented as a benign bone disease of child agethe etiology of which is unknown so far. Morbus Caffey is characterized by painful swelling of the afflicted part ofthe body, by an elevated temperature and irritability. In the first part of the article there is general information,in the second part the authors present 2 cases of Caffey-Silverman syndrome incl. hesitations on the differentialdiagnosis of the above-mentioned disease.

Key words:
cortical hyperostosis, benign disease, differentially diagnostic doubts

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