Paget disease of the bone is a chronic bone disorder. It causes bones to 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 adults older than age 50.
The exact cause of Paget disease of the bone is unknown. It may be due to a slow viral infection of bone. Genetics may also play a significant role.
These are the most common symptoms of Paget disease of the bone:
Very rarely, Paget disease may progress to bone cancer.
The symptoms of Paget disease of the bone may look like other bone disorders or medical problems. Always talk with your healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
Your healthcare provider will review your medical history and do a physical exam. Other tests may include:
Your healthcare provider will figure out the best treatment based on:
Treatment may include:
Paget disease of the bone is a chronic bone disorder. It causes bones to become enlarged and deformed.
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