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Dev Med Child Neurol. 1988 Feb;30(1):111-4.

Dysphagia in infantile cortical hyperostosis (Caffey's disease): a case study.

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  • 1Teachers College, Columbia University, NJ.


A four-month-old infant was treated for dysphagia associated with infantile cortical hyperostosis (Caffey's disease). Prolonged nutritional support was by nasal or gastrostoma intubation; therapeutic oral feeding was continued. This approach encouraged the development of oral feeding skills, infant-parent bonding and experience of oral satisfactions. The facial skeleton is the most frequent site of involvement in hyperostosis, and dysphagia is a typical component, usually signaled by refusal of food and failure to thrive.

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