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POEMS syndrome complicated by ischaemic stroke and cerebral vasculitis
  1. Leonid Vasilevskiy,
  2. Hossein Akhondi and
  3. Ann Wierman
  1. Internal Medicine and Hematology, Oncology, MountainView Hospital, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hossein Akhondi, h68akhond{at}


We present a case of ischaemic stroke in the context of polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy and skin changes (POEMS) syndrome associated with cerebral vasculitis as confirmed by imaging. There is little information on the prevalence of cerebral vasculitis in POEMS patients, and we found only one previous report of such case in the literature.

  • neurological Injury
  • stroke
  • oncology
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  • Contributors LV saw the patient in Dr Wierman’s office, followed the case, did a literature search, wrote the case with detailed discussion. AW was treating the case, followed him in her clinic, developed the idea for write up, gave the concept to the case and did critical thinking and editing. HA supervised the process, did critical editing both for science part and manuscript aspects. He edited the manuscript repeatedly and submitted it to the journal.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Disclaimer This activity was supported (in whole or in part) by HCA and/or HCA affiliated entity. The views expressed in this publication represent those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HCA or any of its affiliated entities.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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