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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The exact underlying cause of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is poorly understood. However, several factors have been associated with an increased risk of developing the condition. For example, conditions that disturb cartilage metabolism (such as diabetes mellitus, acromegaly, or certain inherited connective tissue disorders) may lead to DISH. Long-term use of medications called retinoids (such as isotretinoin) can increase the risk for DISH. Age (being older than age 50) and sex (being male) may also play a role.
Last updated: 5/11/2015
- Simon M Helfgott, MD. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH). UpToDate. December 2013; Accessed 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.