Vaibhav Mathur*, Angad Kumar, Maaz Khan and Gita Bipin Chandra
Department of Neurology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India
*Corresponding Author: Vaibhav Mathur, Department of Neurology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, India.
Received: March 21, 2022; Published: May 5, 2022
The acronym “POEMS syndrome”, also known as Crow-Fukase disease, stands for Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, M-Protein, and Skin changes. It is a rare multisystem disorder, which may take several years to evolve fully, and patients suffer undiagnosed for long . The combination of symptoms and signs is highly complex and some of the features are detected at sub-clinical level requiring high level of suspicion . The clinical data on POEMS is still evolving with only a few case reports from India.
We herein report case of a 38-year-old male with peripheral neuropathy and ascites, which on later work up was diagnosed as POEMS syndrome in accordance with its diagnostic criteria [3-5]. Noteworthy, that the patient later also developed pulmonary Koch’s. The case report is meant to enlighten the readers regarding the clinical spectrum of this uncommon entity and encourage appropriate investigations to confirm the diagnosis in scenarios of multisystem affection.
Keywords: POEMS Syndrome; Ascites; Plasma
Citation: Vaibhav Mathur. “POEMS Syndrome - A Case Report". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 3.6 (2022): 15-17.
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