POEMS syndrome

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POEMS syn·drome

a condition characterized by polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes.
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POEMS syndrome

Crow-Fucase syndrome A multisystem disease characterized by an acronym, POEMS, derived from Polyneuropathy–distal symmetric progressive muscle weakness, paresthesias, ↓ nerve conduction velocity; Organomegaly–hepatosplenomegaly, lymphadenopathy; Endocrinopathy–hirsutism; Monoclonal gammopathy–myeloma and focal osteosclerosis
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POEMS syn·drome

(pōĕmz sindrōm)
A condition characterized by polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes.
Synonym(s): Crow-Fukase syndrome.
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POEMS syndrome

A SYNDROME named as an acronym for Polyneuropathy (a disorder of peripheral nerves), Organomegaly (enlarged organs-liver and spleen), Endocrinopathy (endocrine gland hormonal disorders), M-proteins (Monoclonal IMMUNOGLOBULIN increase) and Skin changes (pigmentation, thickening, sweating, hairiness and FINGER CLUBBING). The condition is rare in Britain but many cases have been reported in Japan.
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POEMS syn·drome

(pōĕmz sindrōm)
Condition characterized by polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes.
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