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December 1977

A Unique Multisystemic Syndrome of Unknown Origin

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Calif (Drs Meshkinpour and Myung), and the Division of Rheumatology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles (Dr Kramer). Dr Meshkinpour is now with the Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange.

Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(12):1719-1721. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630240053018

A unique multisystemic syndrome of polyneuropathy, anasarca, polycythemia, pigmentation, and endocrinopathy that occurred outside of Japan is reported, along with the results of postmortem examination. A review of the literature on this syndrome is presented, and the possible etiological considerations are discussed.

(Arch Intern Med 137:1719-1721, 1977)

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