JFSF Vol 2, No 1, March 2017, p.9-11
Case Report Article
Vertigo as the first manifestation of paget’s disease: a case report
Konstantinos Boukas1, George Bazoukis2
- Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Athens “Elpis”, Athens, Greece
- Second Department of Cardiology, General Hospital of Evangelismos, Athens, Greece
Keywords: Paget disease, Vertigo, Bone disease, Neurological complications, Osteitis deformans
Paget’s disease of bone is characterized by the dysfunction of the bone
architecture due to the extreme increase of the osteoclast and osteoblast
activity which results in the production of pathological bone. The particular
disease afflicts any skeleton bone. Its sources have not been specified yet.
There is evidence for the existence of strong genetic background as well as the
effect of environmental factors. The neurological complications are relatively
rare and are related to the central and peripheral nervous system (headache,
ataxia, vertigo, loss of hearing, smell etc.). In our case, we present a
patient with vertigo as the first manifestation of Paget’s disease.