Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 23938
  Title Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis [case report]
Journal J Acad Chiropr Orthoped (JACO). 2013 Dec;10(4):Online access only p 24-26
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report
Exerpt: Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis is a form of spinal and extraspinal arthritis that is characterized by calcification and ossification of various soft tissues with predilection for the anterior longitudinal ligament (ALL). It is in the category of degenerative arthritides but is a separate distinct entity and should be differentiated from osteoarthritis. Incidence within the United States has been estimated at 12.8% in women over 50 years and 27.3% in Caucasian men over 50 years.
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