POEMS syndrome: relapse after successful autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation

F. Giglia, L. Chiapparini, L. Fariselli, T. Barbui, C. Ciano, M. Scarlato, D. Pareyson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


We report a patient with POEMS syndrome (Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, Monoclonal gammopathy, Skin changes) treated with high dose chemotherapy and auto-Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation (auto-PBSCT) who had a very good response with complete clinical remission. Seven years later, she relapsed and a new sclerotic bone lesion was found. To our knowledge, this is the first POEMS syndrome relapse after successful auto-PBSCT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)980-982
Number of pages3
JournalNeuromuscular Disorders
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007



  • Auto-peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
  • osteosclerotic myeloma
  • POEMS syndrome
  • polyneuropathy
  • VEGF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Neurology

Cite this