What is Paget's disease?
-can be formed by gradual viral infection present for many years before symptoms show.
- most commonly there is a mutation with the gene that that is involved in regulating the function of osteoclasts (bone cells).
-genetic causes may or may not involve a family history of Paget's disease.
-medications used are called bisphosphonates or injectable calcitonin.
-1% of adults in the U.S. have Paget's disease