A 56-year-old female asked:
What is poems syndrome and how does it relate to myeloma? my haematologist has suggested it might explain all of my symptoms.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
69 years experience
It probably relates: To your disease. It affects many body part. There are many symptoms associated with it. Progressive without treatment of underlying cause.
4.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Michael Thompsonanswered
Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
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.
4.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 16, 2015
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.