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January 1987

The Skin Changes in the Crow-Fukase (POEMS) Syndrome: A Case Report

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.

Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(1):85-87. doi:10.1001/archderm.1987.01660250091026

• A man with a six-year history of intermittent burning sensations in his legs, hypothyroidism, and peripheral neuropathy also had hypertrichosis, hyperpigmentation, Terry nails, and taut thickened skin of the extremities. Discovery of a plasma cell tumor led to recognition of the Crow-Fukase syndrome, and appropriate treatment with melphalan and prednisone.

(Arch Dermatol 1987;123:85-87)