Document Type : Case Report


1 1Rheumatic Diseases Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

3 Assisstant professor of orthopedic surgery, Hip and pelvic fellowship, Orthopedic Research Center_Ghaem Hospital, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

4 Pathologist, Bohlol Hospital, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran


Paget’s disease (osteitis deformans) of bone is a focal skeletal disorder that can be mono or polyostotic. Paget's disease might be asymptomatic as with normal biomarkers or it can be symptomatic such as bony enlargement or deformity. The diagnosis can be made by laboratory findings and specific findings in radiology, radionuclide scan, which is sometimes confirmed by bone biopsy.
In this report, we present the case of a 37-year-old man whose initial symptoms indicated sacroiliitis, which led to the suspicion of ankylosing spondylitis but after undergoing other diagnostic evaluations, based on imaging features and bone biopsy, active Paget’s bone disease without abnormal biochemical markers was diagnosed. The laboratory diagnosis tests were normal. Other biomarkers including procollagen type I N-terminal propeptide (PINP), serum C-telopeptide (CTx), urinary N-telopeptide (NTx), and urinary hydroxyproline, are not routinely checked.
The patient also showed a coincidence of unilateral idiopathic gynecomastia. a single dose of 5 mg of Zoledronic acid intravenously prescribed, And six months followed up.
Paget's bone disease can occur without any change in biochemical markers. In such cases, the response to treatment can be controlled by improving the clinical picture or evaluating the correct imaging findings.


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