Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis
* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
- DISH Forestier's disease
- Forestier disease
- Forestier-Rotes disease
- Ankylosing vertebral hyperostosis with tylosis
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Your QuestionWhat type of medication used long-term can contribute to diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)?
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Long-term use of medications called retinoids, such as isotretinoin, which are similar to vitamin A, can increase the risk of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). It is unclear whether high intake of vitamin A itself increases the risk.
Last updated: 5/11/2015
- Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. November 2, 2012; http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis/DS00740/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print. Accessed 11/17/2013.
- Simon M Helfgott, MD. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). UpToDate. December 2013; Accessed 5/11/2015.