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Takatsuki syndrome

Synonyms

POEMS syndrome = plasma cell dyscrasia-polyneuropathy-organo¬megaly-endocrinopathy-M-protein-skin changes syndrome. Also known as Crow-Fukase syndrome.

Related people

Japanese multisystem syndrome; pigmentation-edema plasma (PEP) cell dyscrasia syndrome.

Description

A multisystem syndrome characterized by polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, production of M-protein, skin changes, and other disorders. 

Bibliography

R. S. Crow:
• Peripheral neuritis in myelomatosis.  
  British Medical Journal, London, 1956, 2: 802-804.

K. Tatsuki, et al:
• Plasma dyscrasia with polyneuropathy and endocrine disorder: review of 32 patients.
  International  Congress Series No 415. Topics in Hematology.
  Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of  Hematology, Kyoto, September 1976,
  page 454.
 

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