SIDNEY P. ZIMMERMAN
The consensus among investigators interested in bone disease is that generalized osteitis fibrosa cystica (Von Recklinghausen's disease) and osteitis deformans (Paget's disease), represent two definite, independent, clinical entities.1, 2, 3, 4 The former, due to hyperparathyroidism, has a clinical, roentgenologic, and biochemical picture which is distinct from the latter, whose cause is unknown and which manifests its own clinical and laboratory characteristics. This view applies to practically all of the cases presenting the respective picture of these two disorders. There are, however, several reports of cases in the literature which do not quite fit into either category but which appear
ZIMMERMAN SP. HYPERPARATHYROIDISM—SIMULATING PAGET'S DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;30:675–681. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-3-675
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(3):675-681.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Parathyroid Disorders.
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