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


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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