Paget's Disease

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Osteitis deformans
  • Paget's Disease of Bone

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Paget's disease of bone is a chronic, slowly progressive skeletal condition of abnormally rapid bone destruction (osteolytic) and reformation (osteoblastic). The new bone may occur in one or more regions of the body and is structurally abnormal, dense and fragile. This abnormal development may cause bone pain, arthritis, deformities and fractures. The bones most frequently affected are in the spine, skull, pelvis and lower legs. The exact cause of Paget's disease is not known.

Resources

Paget Foundation for Paget's Disease of Bone and Related Disorders
120 Wall Street
Suite 1602
New York, NY 10005
Tel: (212)509-5335
Fax: (212)509-8492
Tel: (800)237-2438
Email: pagetfdn@aol.com
Internet: http://www.paget.org

NIH/Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases - National Resource Center
2 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3676
USA
Tel: (202)223-0344
Fax: (202)293-2356
Tel: (800)624-2663
TDD: (202)466-4315
Email: niamsboneinfo@mail.nih.gov
Internet: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

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