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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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Overview

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a form of degenerative arthritis in which the ligaments (connective tissues that connect bones) around the spine turn into bone. Many people with this condition do not experience any symptoms. When present, the most common features are pain and stiffness of the upper back; however, other symptoms may also develop when bone spurs press on nearby organs or parts of the body. The exact underlying cause of DISH remains unknown, although risk factors such as age, gender, long-term use of certain medications and chronic health conditions have been identified. Treatment for DISH depends on many factors including the signs and symptoms present in each person and the severity of the condition.[1][2][3]
Last updated: 5/11/2015

References

  1. 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.
  2. Bruce M Rothschild, MD. Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis. Medscape Reference. March 2015; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1258514-overview.
  3. Simon M Helfgott, MD. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). UpToDate. December 2013; Accessed 5/11/2015.
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Basic Information

  • The Mayo Clinic Web site provides further information on Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis.
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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.