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Paget Disease

Alternate Names : Osteitis Deformans

Paget Disease | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

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
  • arthritis
  • congestive heart failure, in which a weakened heart is unable to pump blood effectively to body organs
  • hearing impairments, including deafness
  • kidney stones
  • paralysis
  • visual impairments, including blindness
  • The abnormal bone structure causes weak bones which fracture easily. Bone 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.

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    Paget Disease: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Jeffrey La Flamme, DC
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 09/05/01

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