Definition of Disease, Forestier
Disease, Forestier: A form of degenerative arthritis characteristically associated with flowing calcification along the sides of the vertebrae of the spine and commonly with inflammation (tendinitis) and calcification of the tendons at their attachments points to bone.
Forestier disease is also called diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH).
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