Also known as Paget Bone Disease and Osteitis Deformans
Sir James Paget, a surgeon and pathologist, described several diseases, including:Source: Wikipedia
Within all the people who go to their doctor with paget disease, 37% report having ringing in ear, 37% report having delusions or hallucinations, and 37% report having apnea. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of paget disease are abnormal breathing sounds, apnea, sleepiness, ringing in ear, delusions or hallucinations, elbow cramps or spasms, and nailbiting, although you may still have paget disease without those symptoms.
Patients with paget disease often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, bone density scan, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, lipid panel, pelvis exam, microscopic examination (bacterial smear; culture; toxicology) and depression screen .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with paget disease include alendronate, amlodipine, celecoxib (celebrex), risperidone, alfuzosin (uroxatral), timolol, glyburide / metformin, memantine (namenda), colchicine, sennosides, usp (perdiem), hydralazine, finasteride (propecia) and hydrochlorothiazide / lisinopril .
Groups of people at highest risk for paget disease include age 75+ years race/ethnicity = black. On the other hand, race/ethnicity = other, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age 15-29 years almost never get paget disease.