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"POEMS syndrome" in British English

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POEMS syndromenoun [U]

uk   /ˈpəʊ.ɪmz ˌsɪn.drəʊm/  us   /ˈpoʊ.əmz ˌsɪn.droʊm/ (also Crow-Fukase syndrome, Takatsuki syndrome) specialized
a ​condition of the ​blood that ​causesdamage to the ​nerves, ​resulting in ​weakness of the ​arms and ​legs, as well as ​abnormalchanges in the ​liver, ​spleen, and ​endocrinesystem. POEMS is an ​acronym of the ​mainfeatures: polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy and ​skinchanges
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