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J Assoc Physicians India. 2006 Jul;54:535-8.

Paget's disease from Western India.

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  • 1Lilavati and Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai.

Abstract

AIM AND OBJECTIVE:

To prospectively study prevalence of Paget's disease from Western India.

METHODS AND MATERIALS:

Seventeen consecutive cases from Western India from 1998 to 2005 are analysed for the clinical, biochemical, skeletal profile. Seventeen cases (15 males & 2 females) with mean age of 62 were diagnosed

RESULTS:

The Western Indian cohort of Paget's disease has male preponderance with a mean age of 62 years at onset. Its clinical features are pain, fracture and typical skeletal involvement. It is a non-familial, polyostotic disease with pelvis, skull, spine and femur being the commonly affected bone sites. Elevated alkaline phosphatase is typical which responds well to bisphosphonate therapy in 6 months. Most cases do well with low dose alendronate (10-20mg/day).

CONCLUSIONS:

Paget's disease in western India is rare with classical clinical, radiological and biochemical features and responds well to low dose alendronate therapy. In eight years, seventeen cases of Paget's disease were seen from Western India indicating though still rare is present in this population of Western India.

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