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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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Wrongly Diagnosed with POEMS?

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 misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome...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...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" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut....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 be over...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...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 malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of...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 symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases....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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