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Paget's 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.
The exact cause of Paget's 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 factory.
The following are the most common symptoms for Paget's disease of the bone. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:
The symptoms of Paget's disease of the bone may resemble other bone disorders or medical problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.
In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for Paget's disease of the bone may include the following:
Specific treatment for Paget's disease of the bone will be determined by your physician based on:
Treatment may include: