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POEMS Syndrome

noun [U]     /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 changes Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood
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