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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What type of specialist might someone with severe diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) need to see?
Since diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is classified as a form of osteoarthritis, many of the symptoms may be best treated by a rheumatologist. A pain management specialist may also be helpful. However severe cases which cannot be controlled by a rheumatologist may benefit from talking with an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon, particularly one who specializes in spinal surgery.
Last updated: 12/31/2015
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