POEMS syndrome

POEMS syndrome
a syndrome, mostly reported in Japanese males, consisting of polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrine failure, M protein (immunoglobulins) in the plasma, and skin changes, such as thickening, hirsutism, or excess sweating. Each of the components occurs with varying consistency. The cause is not known but it is not thought to be autoimmune in nature.

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a multisystem syndrome combining polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M component, and skin changes. It may be linked to a dysproteinemia such as the presence of unusual monoclonal proteins and light chains. Called also Crow-Fukase s. and PEP s.

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