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What is poems syndrome and how does it relate to myeloma? my haematologist has suggested it might explain all of my symptoms.

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It probably relates: To your disease. It affects many body part. There are many symptoms associated with it. Progressive without treatment of underlying cause.

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Dr. Michael Thompson answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Plasma celldyscrasia: Poems = polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes. A mayo clinic definition: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/poems-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20036221 - dr. Dispenzieri recently (2012) published "how i treat poems syndrome" - http://bloodjournal.Hematologylibrary.Org/content/early/2012/04/30/blood-2012-03-378992.Full.Pdf.

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