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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis

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* Not a rare disease

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