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BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Aug 15;12(8). pii: e228894. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2018-228894.

A relapse of POEMS syndrome presenting as acute kidney injury.

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1
Nephrology and Transplant Department, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK.
2
Department of Pathology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK.
3
Department of Haematology, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Abergavenny, UK.

Abstract

Peripheral neuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal protein and skin changes (POEMS) syndrome is a rare disease, and only in a minority of cases, causes an impairment of kidney function. Here, we describe a case of a 55-year-old man with a history of POEMS syndrome who presented with acute kidney injury following a routine blood test. On further investigation, a relapse in POEMS syndrome was diagnosed, uniquely isolated to renal involvement.

KEYWORDS:

acute renal failure; haematology (incl blood transfusion); proteinurea

PMID:
31420421
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2018-228894

Conflict of interest statement

Competing interests: None declared.

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