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POEMS is an acronym for:
- slow onset of mixed motor and sensory polyneuropathy
- peripheral nerve demyelination with some axonal degeneration
- secondary amenorrhoea
- diabetes mellitus
- skin changes:
- skin thickening
The underlying pathology is usually an osteosclerotic myeloma. Radiographic surveys often reveal a single osteosclerotic lesion in the spine or proximal long bones.
Last reviewed 01/2018