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POEMS syndrome

POEMS syndrome: Introduction

POEMS syndrome: A very rare disorder that has widespread effects on the body: P - polyneuropathy, O - organopathy, E - endocrinopathy, M - monoclonal gammopathy, S - skin changes. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of POEMS syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of POEMS syndrome

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POEMS syndrome: Related Patient Stories

POEMS syndrome: Deaths

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POEMS syndrome: Complications

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Causes of POEMS syndrome

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for POEMS syndrome

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Definitions of 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) - (Source - Diseases Database)

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.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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


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