What is the prevalence of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) in the US?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Bruce M Rothschild, MD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey D Thomson, MD  more...
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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is present in approximately 19% of men and 4% of women older than 50 years. Frequency information in the US was derived from the study of nonselected skeletal/cemetery populations. [16]


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