How is neuropathy in Waldenström macroglobulinemia characterized?

Updated: Feb 01, 2021
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Neuropathy is typically slowly progressive, distal, symmetrical, and sensorimotor. Other variants, including a chronic ataxic neuropathy known as Miller-Fisher syndrome (a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome), have been described. POEMS syndrome (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M protein, and skin changes) also may be associated with Waldenström macroglobulinemia.


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