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  Paget's disease



Paget's disease

    A disease characterised by accelerated bone turnover. The bone becomes enlarged, hyperaemic and fragile. ('Osteitis deformans')

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Disease
Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the rubella (German measles) virus.

Bone
Bone refers either to a hardened connective tissue or to one of the individual structures, or organs, into which it is formed, found in many animals. Bones support body structures, protect internal organs, and (in conjunction with muscles) facilitate movement; are also involved with cell formation, calcium metabolism, and mineral storage. The bones of an animal are, collectively, known as the skeleton.



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Pulp
The nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue inside a tooth.

Pulp cap
A medicated covering over a small area of exposed pulp tissue.

Pulp chamber
The center or innermost portion of the tooth containing the pulp.

Pulpectomy
Complete removal of the pulp (commonly done in children's teeth).

Pyorrhea
Older term for periodontal (gum) disease.

Paget's disease

Palindromic rheumatism
A condition characterised by episodic articular or periarticular pain, often with redness. The pain may be intense but rarely lasts longer than 2 or 3 days and resolves totally afterwards with no sequelae. May ultimately evolve into a more recognisable arthropathy (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis in a proportion of those with rheumatoid factor).

Palmoplantar pustulosis
May occur in SAPHO - see 'SAPHO'.

Pannus
A vascular tissue which arises in a rheumatoid joint at the junction between articular cartilage, synovium and capsule. May adhere to joint surface and extend across it.

Parvovirus
May cause an arthritis in adults (females mainly) and behaves like rubella. Causes erythema infectiosum (Fifth disease or 'slapped cheek syndrome') in children.

Pathergy
Occurs in Behcet's syndrome. Sterile pustule forms at the site of sterile needle puncture.

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