Who is affected by Paget's disease

Paget's disease is the second most common bone disease. (Osteoporosis is the most common.)

Paget's disease :

  • Is found most often in people living in Western Europe (Britain, France, and Germany) or people of Western European descent.1
  • Is rare in people younger than 40, and is most common in people who are older than 50.2 The risk of developing this disease increases as a person ages.


  1. Favus MJ, Vokes TJ (2008). Paget disease and other dysplasias of bone. In AS Fauci et al., eds., Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th ed., vol. 2, pp. 2408–2416. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  2. Lane N (2009). Paget's disease of bone section of Metabolic bone diseases. In GS Firestein et al., eds., Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, 8th ed., vol. 2, pp. 1593–1595. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.

Last Updated: September 8, 2009

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