Encyclopedia of Cancer

Living Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

POEMS Syndrome

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27841-9_4652-2

Synonyms

Definition

Is a rare medical syndrome named for its main clinically recognizable features: Polyneuropathy (peripheral nerve damage), Organomegaly (abnormal enlargement of organs), Endocrinopathy (damage to hormone-producing glands)/Edema, M-protein (a monoclonal immunoglobulin produced by plasma cells) and Skin abnormalities, such as hyperpigmentation and hypertrichosis.

Cross-References

Keywords

Cancer Research Peripheral Nerve Plasma Cell Nerve Damage Poem Syndrome 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany