Paget Disease of Bone

Paget Disease of the Bone

What is Paget disease of the bone?

Paget disease of the bone is a chronic bone disorder in which bones become enlarged and deformed. Bone may become dense, but fragile, because of excessive breakdown and deformation of bone. The disease is the most common bone disorder after osteoporosis in people over age 50.

What causes Paget disease of the bone?

The exact cause of Paget disease of the bone is unknown, but it is suggested to be due to a slow viral infection of bone and may include a heredity factor.

What are the symptoms of Paget disease of the bone?

The following are the most common symptoms of Paget disease of the bone. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

Very rarely, Paget disease may progress to bone cancer.

The symptoms of Paget disease of the bone may resemble other bone disorders or medical problems. Always consult your doctor for a diagnosis.

How is Paget disease of the bone diagnosed?

In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for Paget disease of the bone may include the following:

Treatment for Paget disease of the bone

Specific treatment for Paget disease of the bone will be determined by your doctor based on:

Treatment may include:

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