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What is Paget's disease of bone?

What is Paget's disease of bone?

Paget's disease of bone is a chronic bone disease. For the similarly named disease of the breast, see Paget's disease of ...more »

  • Paget's disease of bone: A chronic, slowly progressing bone disorder where the bone is destroyed rapidly and replaced by abnormal bone which is dense and fragile.
  • Paget's disease of bone: Paget's Disease is a disease of bone that initially results in the excessive resorption of bone (by osteoclasts) followed by the replacement of normal bone marrow with vascular and fibrous tissue. (On-line Medical Dictionary)
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Paget's disease of bone: a disease of bone occurring in the middle aged and elderly; excessive bone destruction sometimes leading to bone pain and fractures and skeletal deformities.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Paget's disease of bone is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Paget's disease of bone, or a subtype of Paget's disease of bone, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Paget's disease of bone: Introduction

Types of Paget's disease of bone:

Broader types of Paget's disease of bone:

How many people get Paget's disease of bone?

Prevalance of Paget's disease of bone: about 3% of people aged over 40; 10% by age 80.
Prevalance Rate of Paget's disease of bone: approx 1 in 33 or 3.00% or 8.2 million people in USA [about data]

Who gets Paget's disease of bone?

Patient Profile for Paget's disease of bone: Usually over 40

Gender Profile for Paget's disease of bone: More common in men

Gender Ratio for Paget's disease of bone: male predominance

How serious is Paget's disease of bone?

Complications of Paget's disease of bone: see complications of Paget's disease of bone

What causes Paget's disease of bone?

Causes of Paget's disease of bone: see causes of Paget's disease of bone
Risk factors for Paget's disease of bone: see risk factors for Paget's disease of bone

What are the symptoms of Paget's disease of bone?

Symptoms of Paget's disease of bone: see symptoms of Paget's disease of bone

Complications of Paget's disease of bone: see complications of Paget's disease of bone

Onset of Paget's disease of bone: usually 50-70 years of age

Can anyone else get Paget's disease of bone?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Paget's disease of bone

Paget's disease of bone: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Paget's disease of bone.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Paget's disease of bone.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Paget's disease of bone: see treatments for Paget's disease of bone
Research for Paget's disease of bone: see research for Paget's disease of bone

Society issues for Paget's disease of bone


Hospitalization statistics for Paget's disease of bone: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Paget's disease of bone:

  • 0.02% (2,559) of hospital consultant episodes were for Pagetís disease of bone in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 97% of hospital consultant episodes for Pagetís disease of bone required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital consultant episodes for Pagetís disease of bone were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for Pagetís disease of bone were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 7% of hospital consultant episodes for Pagetís disease of bone required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for Pagetís disease of bone in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for Pagetís disease of bone in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Paget's disease of bone:

Organs and body systems related to Paget's disease of bone include:

Name and Aliases of Paget's disease of bone

Main name of condition: Paget's disease of bone

Other names or spellings for Paget's disease of bone:

osteitis deformans, hyperostosis corticalis deformans

Osteitis deformans Source - Diseases Database

Paget's disease
Source - WordNet 2.1

Pagets disease, Pagets disease, Osteitis deformans
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Paget's disease of bone: Related Conditions

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