Paget's Disease of Bone

Frequently Asked Questions

9. Should relatives of a person with Paget's disease get tested?

Because Paget's disease can be hereditary, some experts recommend that the brothers, sisters, and children of people with Paget's disease talk to their doctor about having an alkaline phosphatase blood test every 2 to 3 years after age 40. Paget's disease is rare in people under 40.