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Vol 46, No 3 (2012)
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Submitted: 2011-04-02
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Guillain-Barré syndrome as the first manifestation of POEMS syndrome

Monika Sójka, Agata Gajos, Justyna Pigońska, Marek Bogucki, Krzysztof Tyfa, Andrzej Bogucki
DOI: 10.5114/ninp.2012.29136
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2012;46(3):284-287.

open access

Vol 46, No 3 (2012)
OPIS PRZYPADKU
Submitted: 2011-04-02

Abstract

POEMS syndrome is a rare multisystem disorder, characterized by the presence of polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal protein and skin changes. The variety of clinical pictures and asynchronous manifestation of dominant features make diagnosis difficult. We report a case of a 42-year-old man with polyneuropathy who was initially negative for monoclonal protein and so Guillain-Barré syndrome was diagnosed. Other signs and symptoms, including monoclonal gammopathy, developed later in the course of the disease and finally POEMS syndrome was diagnosed.

Abstract

POEMS syndrome is a rare multisystem disorder, characterized by the presence of polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal protein and skin changes. The variety of clinical pictures and asynchronous manifestation of dominant features make diagnosis difficult. We report a case of a 42-year-old man with polyneuropathy who was initially negative for monoclonal protein and so Guillain-Barré syndrome was diagnosed. Other signs and symptoms, including monoclonal gammopathy, developed later in the course of the disease and finally POEMS syndrome was diagnosed.

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Keywords

POEMS syndrome, polyneuropathy, monoclonal protein

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Title

Guillain-Barré syndrome as the first manifestation of POEMS syndrome

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 46, No 3 (2012)

Pages

284-287

DOI

10.5114/ninp.2012.29136

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2012;46(3):284-287.

Keywords

POEMS syndrome
polyneuropathy
monoclonal protein

Authors

Monika Sójka
Agata Gajos
Justyna Pigońska
Marek Bogucki
Krzysztof Tyfa
Andrzej Bogucki

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