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Doctor insights on: What Gland Is Affected By Paget's Disease

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What endocrine gland does paget's disease of bone harm?

What endocrine gland does paget's disease of bone harm?

None: While called an endocrine disorder, to my knowledge, there is no specific organ/gland damage. Any pathologist can to weigh in? ...Read more

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Who is at risk for paget's disease?

Who is at risk for paget's disease?

Anyone: There are some genetic associations, but the disease can affect anyone. ...Read more

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Is Pagets disease an example of an eponym?

Is Pagets disease an example of an eponym?

Yes: An eponym is a person, a place, or thing for whom or for which something is named. Sir James Paget first described Paget disease (PD) of the breast in 1874. He also described Pagets disease of bone. He served both as a well known surgeon as well as Pathologist in the mid 18 hundreds . His famous works included Lectures on Tumours (1851) and Lectures on Surgical Pathology (1853) ...Read more

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How can paget's disease effect my eyesight?

How can paget's disease effect my eyesight?

Pagets and eye: Pagets disease increases bone density which can gradually close off nerves and blood vessels in any part of the body that they pass through. There are a few cases in which the nerves and vessels leading to the eye are narrowed affecting the health and vision of the eyes. ...Read more

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Is paget's disease found in children or just adults?

Is paget's disease found in children or just adults?

See below: There is a condition called juvenile paget disease, however, this is not true paget disease because of the histologic difference in bone. ...Read more

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What're the clinical findings of the Paget's disease?

What're the clinical findings of the Paget's disease?

Nipple changes: Paget's disease of the breast is a type of cancer that involves the nipple and/or the dark tissue around the nipple (areloa). Often there is another tumor within the breast. Symptoms involve the nipple and include crusting, thickening, itching, scabbing or bleeding. There are many non-cancerous reasons for nipple symptoms, but if you have changes that don't resolve, see your health provider! ...Read more

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Is paget's disease fatal?

Is paget's disease fatal?

Which?: Paget's disease of bone is a relatively benign and self-limited condition which can sometimes cause pain and in the worst case, deformity or fragility. But paget's disease of the breast is often a manifestation of an underlying breast cancer, which can certainly be fatal if untreated. ...Read more

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