Calcitonin for multiple fractures in Paget's disease.


Paget's disease of bone -often causes pathological fracture,' though Paget made no mention of this complication in his original treatise. Multiple fractures may occur, and some measure of their incidence may be gauged from a series of femoral fractures secondary to Paget's disease described by Barry.-: Thirteen out of 73 patients had two femoral fractures, and four had at intervals sustained three fractures of the same femur. We describe here a particularly florrid case of Paget's disease with multiple fractures, for which calcitonin was prescribed.

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@article{Evans1977CalcitoninFM, title={Calcitonin for multiple fractures in Paget's disease.}, author={Gwyn A Evans and G C Slee}, journal={British medical journal}, year={1977}, volume={1 6057}, pages={357} }