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      Paget's Disease of the Bone

      What is Paget's disease of the bone?

      Paget's disease of the bone is a chronic bone disorder in which bones become enlarged and deformed. Bone may become dense, but fragile, because of excessive breakdown and deformation of bone. The disease is the most common bone disorder after osteoporosis in people over age 50.

      What causes Paget's disease of the bone?

      The exact cause of Paget's disease of the bone is unknown, but it is suggested to be due to a slow viral infection of bone and may include a heredity factor.

      Treatment for Paget's disease of the bone:

      Specific treatment for Paget's disease of the bone will be determined by your physician based on:

      •    your age, overall health, and medical history
      •    extent of the disease
      •    your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
      •    expectations for the course of the disease
      •    your opinion or preference