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Paget’s Disease of the Bone

 

Paget’s disease is a bone disorder causing enlarged and deformed bones.

Causes
Its causes are not clear but some of the risk factors are:

  • Past viral infection
  • Family history
  • Old age

Symptoms
Symptoms are not present in most cases. If present, they may include:

  • Pain in the bones
  • Bone deformities like bowed legs, scoliosis, etc.
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Deafness
  • Nerve compression and pain
  • Paralysis

Treatment

  • Medication like bisphosphonates and calcitonin to prevent absorption of bones
  • Surgery to repair fractures and bone deformities, replace joints, and reduce pressure on nerves

Prevention

There is no prevention for this disease.