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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

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* Not a rare disease

Other Names for this Disease

  • Ankylosing vertebral hyperostosis with tylosis
  • DISH
  • DISH Forestier's disease
  • Forestier disease
  • Forestier-Rotes disease
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  • What type of medication used long-term can contribute to diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)? Click here for answer

  • I am 52 years old.  I have had this illness for almost ten years. I had anterior neck surgery in 2008 and posterior neck surgery in 2009, with four titanium screws. May I ask you to help me or to guide me so I can treat this illness?  Because of this illness I lost everything. I am now totally disabled. Click here for answer

  • I have diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH), a condition also known as Forestier disease. I would like to learn more about this disease, including how it is treated.  Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Ankylosing vertebral hyperostosis with tylosis
  • DISH
  • DISH Forestier's disease
  • Forestier disease
  • Forestier-Rotes disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.