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Paget's disease is a chronic disease that affects how
the body breaks down and rebuilds bone tissue. Paget's disease can be active or
inactive, depending on whether the bone formation process goes too quickly or
Inactive Paget's disease
In inactive Paget's disease,
bone tissue is being broken down and rebuilt at a
normal speed. This most often occurs when you are using medicine to slow the
bone growth. The inactive state may continue even after you stop taking
medicine. This is called
Active Paget's disease
Active Paget's disease has three stages. They are:
Bone pain may occur in any of the stages.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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