POEMS syndrome


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Related to POEMS syndrome: Castleman's disease

POEMS syn·drome

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

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

POEMS syn·drome

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

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.

POEMS syn·drome

(pōĕmz sindrōm)
Condition characterized by polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes.
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Dispenzieri, "Computed tomography assessment of bone lesions in patients with POEMS syndrome," European Radiology, vol.
Abraham et al., "Efficacy of lenalidomide in POEMS syndrome: a retrospective study of 20 patients," American Journal of Hematology, vol.
Bacovsky et al., "Comparison of imaging methods in POEMS syndrome," Biomedical Papers, vol.
Soubrier, "Two more cases of evaluation of POEMS syndrome using 18-FDG PET/CT," European Journal of Radiology, vol.
Fernandez et al., "18F-FDG PET/CT in the evaluation of POEMS syndrome," European Journal of Radiology, vol.
In POEMS syndrome, bone lesions have in the majority of cases osteosclerotic character; however, lytic and mixed lesions were also described [11].
Hypothyroidism observed in POEMS syndrome might be related to mechanisms similar to those evidenced in NTI as thyroid function normalized rapidly after hormone replacement treatment and chemotherapy [39].
Our conclusion is also supported by the finding of a case of spontaneous clinical and biochemical recovery of adrenal insufficiency in a patient with POEMS syndrome [78].
Resnick, "Plasma cell dyscrasia with polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M protein, and skin changes: the POEMS syndrome. Report on two cases and a review of the literature," in Medicine, vol.
Sauvezie, "POEMS syndrome: a study of 25 cases and a review of the literature.
Dramatic improvement of POEMS syndrome following autologues haematopoietic cell transplantation.
Long-term melphalan-pred-nisolone chemotherapy for POEMS syndrome. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1997; 63:385-7.