POEMS syndrome is a rare paraneoplastic condition related to myeloma. Because it is rare, there is very little known about treatment options. The use of potentially neurotoxic chemotherapeutic drugs is of concern in a disease whose major manifestation is neuropathy. Herein, we describe an extraordinary response to the combination of cyclophosphamide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (CyBorD) in a patient with relapsed, life-threatening POEMS syndrome.
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