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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : ( 253) Last page : ( 254)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2018.00056.2

A Review-Poems Syndrome

Mrs Saraswati Purohit1,*, Mrs. Rashmi P2, Mrs. Sunith PS3, Mrs Vidya M

1MSc (Psychiatric Nursing), Asst. Lecturer, Dept Mental Health Nursing, J.S.S College of Nursing, Ramanuja Road. Mysuru-570004

2Asst Lecturer, J.S.S College of Nursing, Ramanuja Road. Mysuru-570004

3Asst Lecturer, J.S.S College of Nursing, Ramanuja Road. Mysuru-570004

*Corresponding Author E-mail: saruswati28@gmail.com

Online published on 31 October, 2018.


POEMS syndrome is a paraneoplastic syndrome whose acronym stands for less than half of the defining features of the disease, that is, polyradiculoneuropathy, organomegaly, potentially including coexisting Castleman disease, endocrinopathy, monoclonal plasma cell neoplasm, and skin changes. POEMS syndrome is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome that is caused by an underlying plasma cell disorder. The diagnosis of POEMS syndrome: The two mandatory criteria PLUS ≥ 1 major AND ≥ 1 minor criterion. The treatment of POEMS syndrome depends on the treatment of the underlying plasma cell disorder. Most patients are treated with a combination of medical, surgical, and adjuvant therapies.



Paraneoplastic, Castleman disease, endocrinopathy, Organomegaly, polyneuropathy.


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