Juvenile Paget disease
Other Names for this Disease
- Hyperostosis corticalis deformans juvenilis
- Hyperphosphatasia, familial idiopathic
- Hyperphosphatasemia, chronic congenital idiopathic
- Paget disease juvenile type
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mutations in the TNFRSF11B gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.Juvenile Paget disease is a very rare condition that affects bone growth. This condition causes bones to be abnormally large, misshapen, and easily broken (fractured). Signs and symptoms usually appear in infancy or early childhood. As bones grow, they become weaker and more deformed. This condition affects the entire skeleton, resulting in widespread bone and joint pain. The bones of the skull tend to grow unusually large and thick, which can lead to hearing loss. The condition also affects bones of the spine (vertebrae), leading to abnormal curvature of the spine. Additionally, weight-bearing long bones in the legs tend to bow and fracture easily, which can interfere with standing and walking. Juvenile Paget disease is caused by
Last updated: 11/3/2015
- Juvenile Paget disease. Genetics Home Reference. February 2010; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/juvenile-paget-disease. Accessed 11/3/2015.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Juvenile Paget disease. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.