Efficacy of autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation in POEMS syndrome with polyneuropathy.

@article{Imai2007EfficacyOA,
  title={Efficacy of autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation in POEMS syndrome with polyneuropathy.},
  author={Noboru Imai and Eiji Kitamura and Takayoshi Tachibana and Takashi Konishi and Youji Suzuki and Masahiro Serizawa and Takashi Okabe and Hiroyuki Fujita},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={135-8}
}
POEMS syndrome (POEMS) is a rare multi-system disease which is typically associated with polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy and skin changes. We report herein a case of POEMS with progressive polyneuropathy resistant to high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin therapy who experienced improvement in polyneuropathy after the administration of high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. Improvements in polyneuropathy remain… CONTINUE READING
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