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POEMS

POEMS: Introduction

POEMS syndrome stands for "polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes". This is a very rare plasma cell disorder with Ganda [1997] reporting about 100 known cases with 30-50% of cases having mild to severe glucose intolerance. Some patients were severe enough to require insulin. ...more »

Symptoms of POEMS

Home Diagnostic Testing

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POEMS: Related Patient Stories

POEMS: Complications

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Causes of POEMS

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Disease Topics Related To POEMS

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POEMS: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and POEMS

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad"...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious diarrheal...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can...read more »

Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and not often seen...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a...read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see ...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable...read more »

POEMS: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: POEMS

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POEMS: Rare Types

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POEMS: Animations

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POEMS: Broader Related Topics

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