EFFECTIVENESS OF LENALIDOMIDE IN A PATIENT OF POEMS SYNDROME WITH THROMBOCYTOSIS: A CASE REPORT
Narendra Prasad Yadav, Chengsi Gui, Shangqin Liu*
POEMS syndrome is a rare multisystem disease associated with plasma cell dyscrasia. We report herein a case of POEMS syndrome with thrombocytosis who had multiple hospitalizations during five year interval. The patient was treated under five chemotherapy regimen. We focus on progress of her disease and effect of Lenalidomide on blood platelets. Thrombocytosis is seen in almost 50% of the cases of POEMS syndrome and use of Lenalidomide chemotherapy regimen may lower the increased blood platelets.
Keywords: POEMS syndrome, lenalidomide, plasma cell dyscracia.
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