Alternate Names : Osteitis Deformans
What can be done to prevent the disease?
There is no known way to prevent Paget disease.
What are the long-term effects of the disease?
Paget disease may have serious long-term effects, including:
anemia, or low red blood cell counts
congestive heart failure, in which a weakened heart
is unable to pump blood effectively to body organs
The abnormal bone structure causes weak bones which fracture
cancer can develop in affected areas and is usually fatal.
What are the risks to others?
Paget disease is not contagious. Some cases of Paget disease are
thought to be inherited.