POEMS syndrome stands for "polyneuropathy, organomegaly,
endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes".
This is a very rare plasma cell disorder with Ganda 
reporting about 100 known cases with 30-50% of cases having mild to severe
Some patients were severe enough to require insulin.
Statistics and POEMS:
Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about POEMS,
prevalence and incidence statistics for POEMS,
and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.
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Last revision: April 1, 2003
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