POEMS syndrome

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1701
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A definition of the term "POEMS syndrome" is presented. It is rare multisystem disease characterized by the presence of polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes. The cause of the condition is unknown. Crow-Fukase syndrome is the synonym of the term.


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