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Paget's Disease


Synonyms of Paget's Disease
  • Osteitis deformans
  • Paget's Disease of Bone

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Paget's disease of bone is a chronic, slowly progressive skeletal condition of abnormally rapid bone destruction (osteolytic) and reformation (osteoblastic). The new bone may occur in one or more regions of the body and is structurally abnormal, dense and fragile. This abnormal development may cause bone pain, arthritis, deformities and fractures. The bones most frequently affected are in the spine, skull, pelvis and lower legs. The exact cause of Paget's disease is not known.

    Organizations related to Paget's Disease
    • NIH/Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases - National Resource Center
      2 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3676
      Phone #: 202-223-0344
      800 #: 800-624-2663
      e-mail: niamsboneinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/
    • Paget Foundation for Paget's Disease of Bone and Related Disorders
      120 Wall Street
      New York NY 10005
      Phone #: 212-509-5335
      800 #: 800-237-2438
      e-mail: pagetfdn@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.paget.org



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html