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POEMS Syndrome

noun [U] uk   /ˈpəʊ.ɪmz ˌsɪn.drəʊm/ us    /ˈpoʊ.əmz ˌsɪn.droʊm/ (also Crow-Fukase syndrome, Takatsuki syndrome) specialized
a condition of the blood that causes damage to the nerves, resulting in weakness of the arms and legs, as well as abnormal changes in the liver, spleen, and endocrine system. POEMS is an acronym for the main features: Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, Monoclonal gammopathy and Skin changesDisorders and diseases of the heart and blood
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