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Who gets Paget's disease?

Paget’s disease is most common in the UK, but it also occurs in people from western and southern Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Paget’s is rare in people under 40 but becomes increasingly more common with age. In the UK, it has been estimated that about 2–3 people in 100 over the age of 50 have Paget’s disease in some part of their skeleton, but it may not cause any symptoms and often goes unnoticed. Paget’s is most common in white people, although it can occur in any race.

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