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Misdiagnosis of POEMS syndrome

Misdiagnosis of POEMS syndrome

A diagnosis of POEMS syndrome may be missed or delayed because the syndrome is so rare and many physicians may not be aware of the disease. POEMS syndrome may be misdiagnosed as a type of blood cancer....more about POEMS syndrome »

Diseases for which POEMS syndrome may be an alternative diagnosis

The other diseases for which POEMS syndrome is listed as a possible alternative diagnosis in their lists include:

Common Misdiagnoses and POEMS syndrome

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General Misdiagnosis Articles

Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.

About misdiagnosis:

When checking for a misdiagnosis of POEMS syndrome or confirming a diagnosis of POEMS syndrome, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of POEMS syndrome may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of POEMS syndrome. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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