Clinical characteristics and long-term outcome of patients with POEMS syndrome in China

@article{Li2010ClinicalCA,
  title={Clinical characteristics and long-term outcome of patients with POEMS syndrome in China},
  author={Jian Li and Dao-Bin Zhou and Zhen Huang and Li Jiao and Minghui Duan and Wei Zhang and Yongqiang Zhao and Tianyun Shen},
  journal={Annals of Hematology},
  year={2010},
  volume={90},
  pages={819-826}
}
POEMS syndrome is a rare plasma cell dyscrasia characterized by polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M protein, and skin changes. This study reviewed the clinical characteristics and long-term outcome of 99 consecutive Chinese patients with newly diagnosed POEMS syndrome in a single institute. The median age of 99 patients was 45 years, and the ratio of men/women was 1.4. The median time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis was 18 months. The typical five features of peripheral… CONTINUE READING

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