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POEMS syndrome

Introduction: POEMS syndrome

Description of POEMS syndrome

POEMS syndrome (medical condition): A very rare disorder that has widespread effects on the body: P - polyneuropathy...more »

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POEMS syndrome: A multisystemic disorder characterized by a sensorimotor polyneuropathy (POLYNEUROPATHIES), organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and pigmentary skin changes. Other clinical features which may be present include EDEMA; CACHEXIA; microangiopathic glomerulopathy; pulmonary hypertension (HYPERTENSION, PULMONARY); cutaneous necrosis; THROMBOCYTOSIS; and POLYCYTHEMIA. This disorder is frequently associated with osteosclerotic myeloma. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1335; Rev Med Interne 1997;18(7):553-62)
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POEMS syndrome: A multisystemic disorder characterized by a sensorimotor polyneuropathy (POLYNEUROPATHIES), organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and pigmentary skin changes. Other clinical features which may be present include EDEMA; CACHEXIA; microangiopathic glomerulopathy; pulmonary hypertension (HYPERTENSION, PULMONARY); cutaneous necrosis; THROMBOCYTOSIS; and POLYCYTHEMIA. This disorder is frequently associated with osteosclerotic myeloma. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1335; Rev Med Interne 1997;18(7):553-62).
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POEMS syndrome: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

POEMS syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that POEMS syndrome, or a subtype of POEMS syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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Ophanet

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list POEMS syndrome as a "rare disease".

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POEMS syndrome as a Disease

POEMS syndrome (medical condition): See POEMS syndrome (disease information).
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POEMS syndrome: Related Diseases

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