Veerabhadrappa G Mendagudli, Tushar S Kedar
Veerabhadrappa G Mendagudli1*, Tushar S Kedar2
1Associate Professor, Dr.VithalraoVikhe Patil Foundation’s College of Nursing, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.
2Community Health Officer, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.
Volume - 9,
Issue - 4,
Year - 2021
The purpose of this review is to provide the latest information on POEMS syndrome. The authors conducted a literature search of available sources describing the issue of POEMS syndrome with special focus on syndrome and made a comparison and evaluation of relevant findings. The results of this review indicate that POEMS syndrome is associated with a group of disorders known as monoclonal gammopathies or plasma cell dyscrasias. These disorders are characterized the uncontrolled growth of a single clone (monoclonal) of plasma cells, which results in the abnormal accumulation of M-proteins (also known as immunoglobulin) in the blood which has a significant impact on the quality of life of both the patients and his/her family. Diagnoses are often delayed because the syndrome is rare and can be mistaken for other neurologic disorders, most commonly chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. Therefore, early and proper diagnosis and treatment are necessary in order to reduce or even eliminate both symptoms and social burden of the patient.
Cite this article:
Veerabhadrappa G Mendagudli, Tushar S Kedar. POEMS Syndrome- An Overview. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 9(4):505-8. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2021.00119
Veerabhadrappa G Mendagudli, Tushar S Kedar. POEMS Syndrome- An Overview. International Journal of Nursing Education and Research. 2021; 9(4):505-8. doi: 10.52711/2454-2660.2021.00119 Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-4-29
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