Paget's disease of bone

Other Names:
Osteitis deformans
Paget's disease of bone is a chronic skeletal disorder which may result in enlarged or deformed bones in one or more regions of the skeleton. Excessive bone breakdown and formation can result in bone which is dense but fragile. Pain is the most common symptom. Complications may include fractures, bowing of limbs and hearing loss if Paget's disease affects the skull. Though the cause or causes are not known, medical therapies are available to manage the disease.
Broader Problems:
Related Problems:
Breast cancer
High blood calcium
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.04.2020 – 02:37 CEST