POEMS syndrome

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A syndrome, mostly reported in Japanese males, consisting of polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrine failure, M protein (immunoglobulins) in the plasma, and skin changes, such as thickening, hirsutism, or excess sweating. Each of the components occurs with varying consistency. The cause is not known but it is not thought to be autoimmune in nature.

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