First…Let’s Talk about HHV-8 Treatment as a POEMS Syndrome Cure.
DISCLAIMER: CONSULT WITH A DOCTOR BEFORE DECIDING ON A TREATMENT PLAN FOR CANCER OR ANY OTHER DISEASE.
Before we can really talk about POEMS syndrome, we have to establish that there’s a link between POEMS syndrome and some serious diseases. These diseases all have different names, but a number of scientists have noted that these diseases seem to be…the same disease manifested in just slightly different ways.
What causes POEMS syndrome?
POEMS syndrome, it seems, is actually one manifestation of the various diseases that are ultimately caused by Human Herpesvirus-8, one of the world’s most ubiquitous infections. Almost the entire global population of the world is infected with one of the 8 herpes viruses. But while the herpes infection tends to extremely common and while different populations of people tend to show similarities in terms of how they manifest symptoms of HHV-8, there are some curious patterns in the way that HHV-8 specifically manifests geographically and demographically.
This is where our discussion could become rather complex and convoluted, but we’re going to do our best to focus on the POEMS syndrome cure or cures in this article. But when we ask the question about what causes POEMS syndrome, one could say that it’s the same thing that causes HIV or multiple myeloma. But if you’ve been diagnosed with POEMS syndrome, it’s important for you to know that there’s a cure for multiple myeloma. In fact, there are multiple cures for multiple myeloma and other types of cancer.
But I know that if you’ve been diagnosed with POEMS syndrome, your doctor probably didn’t tell you that, in the scientific literature, despite that fact that POEMS syndrome is a rare disorder, there are quite a substantial number of scientists have noted the relationship between the various diseases listed below and the fact that all of them are correlated with HHV-8 infection:
- Castleman’s Disease
- Kaposi’s Sarcoma
- Primary Effusion Lymphoma
- Multiple Myeloma
- POEMS syndrome
Interestingly, given the current Monkeypox outbreak and the fact that Monkeypox is said to have a similar sort of geographic and demographic pattern of distribution and restriction as HHV-8 and HIV, it’s important to lay these facts on the table so that anyone with any of these diseases can find a cure.
HHV-8 was first identified as the cause of Kaposi’s Sarcoma in 1994. It is known to be prevalent in populations of men who have sex with men as well as people from the Middle East, the Southern Mediterranean, Africa, parts of Asia, and South America. The scientific literature suggests that HHV-8 is transmitted primarily through saliva. This is similar to other human herpes viruses including:
- Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1)
- Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)
- Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
- Human Herpes Virus-6 (HHV-6)
No one in the scientific field has yet been able to explain why these demographic “pockets” of HHV-8 infection occurs. Indeed, HHV-8 infection is usually uneventful and patients don’t experience symptoms at all. Yet, in some populations, as in the men-who-have-sex-with-men category, HHV-8 can progress to any of the various diseases we mentioned above in bold print. Some scientists have noted that while HHV-8 infection might be necessary in order for HIV, POEMS syndrome, multiple myeloma, Castleman’s Disease, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, or lymphoma to develop, an HHV-8 infection probably isn’t the only requirement. Some scientists have suggested that immune-suppression plays a role in the development of these diseases.
What is POEMS Syndrome?
POEMS syndrome is regarded a blood disease, which is similar to multiple myeloma and lymphoma, but it also involves the nervous syndrome as well as other organ systems. POEMS stands for the following:
- Endocrinopathy / Edema
- Skin changes / darkening of the skin
This rare disorder involves the whole body and as such, it makes sense to look to holistic treatments to find a POEMS syndrome cure.
At AlivenHealthy, we research various diseases to find scientifically proven cures, or we look for research that shows that a particular disease is likely curable in many or most cases using natural or holistic treatments that are not being used in conventional medicine. Additionally, we use alternative models of medicine to locate treatments and cures for diseases that have been deemed “incurable” by conventional medicine. And then we write about these treatments and cures to connect patients to the medicine that they need to regain their health.
POEMS syndrome is unique disorder in that it involves the whole body and it encompasses several severe disease states that involve diabetes symptoms, polyneuropathy, inflamed organs, and hypothyroidism whereas most of the autoimmune disorders that we’ve researched so far involve focused systems of the body. For most autoimmune disorders, doctors are taught to define symptom limits, but those with POEMS syndrome receive a grim diagnosis of a disease that is supposedly incurable and that affects practically all organ systems. The diagnosis and its broad ecompassment of symptoms is unique among autoimmune diseases.
Let me explain…
For example, psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that is defined by the presence of painful plaques on the skin. Nonetheless, though this disease appears at first glance to exclusively affect the skin, the majority of psoriasis patients also suffer from debilitating digestive problems and joint problems too. But psoriasis patients tend to receive a separate diagnosis of Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis from their doctors rather than being told that the digestive problems are merely a symptom of psoriasis. And though many patients with psoriasis also experience debilitating arthritis symptoms, doctors will diagnose a patient with “psoriatic arthritis”. This tendency for doctors to diagnose autoimmune disease patients with separate illnesses that seem unrelated give the doctor an excuse to prescribe more medications, to refer the patient to other, new specialists, and to generally charge the patient more money for their treatment over time.
At AlivenHealthy, when we see connections between diseases like this, we probe into those connections to try to understand them better from a holistic point of view. Then, we put together “Disease Family Trees” to help us reconstruct a holistic point-of-view that will help us locate a cure in the scientific literature, or sometime anecdotal reports of what works and what doesn’t.
Psoriasis is a model disease that we use in studying autoimmune diseases. After over a year of research into this skin disease, we were able to find obscure scientific studies demonstrating that ox bile supplements could cure psoriasis in over 80% of cases as a stand-alone treatment. When we find a documented medicine that cures 80% or more patients as a stand-alone treatment, we regard this as an “official” cure for the disease and assume that with adjunct therapies most patients will be successful in overcoming the disorder.
But “new” autoimmune diseases or autoimmune diseases that have recently been renamed are particularly hard to research. While there are a number of serious parasitic diseases like toxoplasmosis that are commonly misdiagnosed as autoimmune diseases like Balo’s Concentric Sclerosis, there are other autoimmune diseases like psoriasis that are strongly correlated with one or several infectious pathogens in the scientific literature. These autoimmune diseases generally involve infection of the liver / gallbladder, or kidneys (though other organs may eventually become involved–especially the pancreas and the spleen). All of these organs (the liver, gallbladder, and kidneys as well as the pancreas and spleen) are isolated from the exterior of the body more than the other organs of the body. The lungs, the bladder, the intestines, and the stomach, for example, are all connected directly to the outside world. But the liver, gallbladder, and kidneys as well as the pancreas and spleen are deep inside the body which means that an “infection” of these organs manifests differently than a lung infection or a bladder infection or food poisoning, etc.
Of course, I’m oversimplifying this thought in order to produce a concise finished product that makes sense to people who might be new to these ideas. The liver generally breaks down antibiotics which means that it is an organ that is often not treated for infection. It is a place where bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens can retreat and hide. The liver generally breaks molecules down into smaller, simpler bits that the kidneys are then able to process into excretable materials in an effort to detoxify the body.
An infection in the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, or spleen can cause inflammation in those organs and in other organs too. Returning again to psoriasis as a model of autoimmune disease, it’s important to note that even if an HHV-8 infection is localized in the liver, even pathogens that are partially broken down can cause inflammation in far-flung areas of the body (such as the skin or the joint tissues). The bits and pieces of partially digested Streptococcus bacteria that cause psoriasis leak into the gut in psoriasis patients causing inflammation in the small intestine which then leads to leaky gut syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or even colorectal cancer. Bits and pieces of the partially broken down streptococcus bacteria then enter the blood and travel to the skin and joints to cause inflammation and “psoriatic arthritis” there. But a different pathogen such as the HHV-8 might cause widespread inflammation throughout the body even if it is not infecting the entire body. Because the liver is always working to break down the toxic by-products of our everyday lives, it is possible that partially digested HHV-8 viruses also have inflammatory effects on other areas of the body though the infection might be localized primarily to the liver and kidneys.
Clues for a Cure: POEMS Syndrome in Childhood–A Case Study
We were able to find a case study of a 17-year old boy who was diagnosed with POEMS syndrome. This young man had had diabetes mellitus for 3 years as well as malabsorption syndrome, and skin changes involving hyperpigmentation, abnormal hair growth, and hardening of the skin on high lower abdomen, scrotum, and on both thighs. This poor kid also had gynecomastia, hypogonadism, growth retardation, swollen ankles, and an inflamed liver. He had high VEGF scores which signals that there may be cancer in his body. Below, we’ll briefly discuss this case in terms of cures for his health problems with links to relevant, supporting material:
- Diabetes mellitus is a disease of the pancreas. There have been a number of miraculous recoveries from diabetes mellitus that happen when doctors prescribe a full course of enzyme therapy. In this article, we discuss the use of enzyme therapy not just as a cure for cancer, but also as a cure for autoimmune disease.
- A child who is not producing adequate enzymes in the gut will not be able to absorb nutrients from food. Malabsorption of nutrients will lead inevitably to a wide array of serious and strange health problems.
- If the child does not regularly consume animal products like meats, milk, or cheese from grass-fed animals then he is likely deficient in vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 is a vitamin that was only recently discovered. If vitamin D supplements are taken without taking vitamin K2 or even if a person is just deficient in vitamin K2, vitamin D will help the body absorb calcium, but then it will put the calcium in soft tissues like the organs and blood vessels instead of in the bones and teeth. The lack of vitamin K2 can cause bone abnormalities and theoretically, it can cause blood abnormalities too. Additionally, if the body puts calcium into organs such as the spleen or the pancreas, diseases like lymphoma or diabetes can happen as a result of the calcification of organs. Vitamin K2 deficiency causes a number of health problems including diseases that are diagnosed as autoimmune disease. Check your multivitamin label. Many multivitamins do not contain vitamin K2 because the manufacturers are not current on the scientific literature around this newly discovered vitamin. Never take a multivitamin that contains vitamin D2 or vitamin D3 without vitamin K2 complementing vitamin D’s effects on the body.
- In our four-volume book series, the Cancer Cure Catalog, we detail all of the major cures for cancer that have been discovered and developed by well-known doctors and scientists. For example, Dr. Sugiura developed chemotherapy at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, but he also later discovered a substance in apricot kernels, apple seeds, watermelon seeds, and grape seeds, that was able to cure 100% of his lab rats of cancer. In humans, this substance has an 80-90% cure rate. These results were covered up by Big Pharma. This substance functions a lot like Chlorine Dioxide Solution in that it is a Reactive Oxygen Species medicine.
- Scleroderma, which involves hardening of tissues, is related to cancer according to a number of scientists. Both scleroderma and cancer are (in the vast majority of cases) caused by the Progenitor cryptocides mycobacteria that has been observed by a variety of scientists and doctors including Dr. Livingston-Wheeler, Dr. Isaac Goiz, Dr. Royal Rife, and Dr. Gaston Naessens.
- Gynecomastia, hypogonadism, and growth retardation can all be caused by bromism (bromine toxicity) coupled with iodine deficiency. Iodine deficiency coupled with bromine toxicity is one of the reasons why American women are at such a higher risk of developing cancer than women in countries like Japan where the population eats high-iodine seaweed everyday and where bromine is outlawed due to the fact that it is carcinogen and an endocrine disruptor. Indeed, we recently completed an article discussing the role of iodine deficiency and bromine toxicity (these two things almost always go together in American citizens) in the development of Gulf War Syndrome, another state of dis-ease involving a wide array of strange symptoms including skin rashes and multi-organ dysfunction.
- Children with bromine toxicity and iodine deficiency can suffer from retardation and severe cognitive delays. Iodine deficiency combined with bromine toxicity causes morbid obesity. Bromine is found as bromated vegetable oils (BVOs) in bottled drinks like Mountain Dew as well as in commercial bread products. It is also sprayed on children’s pajamas in the U.S. and on furnishings as a “flame retardant”. It is sometimes put in swimming pools and municipal water supplies as a water disinfectant despite its horrific toxicity.
Is POEMS syndrome curable?
Currently, our staff is researching major autoimmune diseases to find the infectious pathogens that have been scientifically connected to the autoimmune disease. There is just one specific pathogen that has been connected to POEMS syndrome:
- Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8)
HHV-8 associated multicentric Castleman (MCD) disease often suffer from flu-like symptoms, blood abnormalities, bone marrow issues, and organ dysfunction. The organs of detoxification such as the liver and kidneys are often heavily involved and they tend to be the most dysfunctional organs of those affected which makes sense given our research into other autoimmune diseases like psoriasis. HHV-8 associated MCD patients are often diagnosed in HIV infected individuals or in patients who are immunocompromised, but POEMS syndrome is a disease that’s correlated with HIV and lymphoma and multiple myeloma but that doesn’t offer patients insights into alternative treatments for POEMS syndrome because it is a “new” autoimmune disease or perhaps just a new label for an old disease.
The POEMS Syndrome Disease Family Tree
POEMS syndrome is a disease that has connections to a multitude of other diseases. Though this isn’t necessarily good news, it can be helpful in tracking down a cure for POEMS syndrome. Below we provide some important links to cures for other diseases that are closely linked to POEMS syndrome:
In this article, Dr. Metharem Haresh provides information about the cure for HIV that he has used to treat a number of patients in South Africa (including his own brother). Though tetrasilver tetroxide is not easy to obtain (it must be in a purified form), this HIV patient, named Robert, overcame HIV, osteoporosis, and gout along with depression and other minor health issues using Chlorine Dioxide Solution. Chlorine Dioxide Solution (which is also known as Miracle Mineral Supplement) is one of several medicines that belong to a category known as Reactive Oxygen Species medicines. It has the ability to kill pathogens like the Human Herpesvirus 8 as well as HIV and other pathogens that can infect the liver, kidneys, and bone marrow (and the other organs of the body), which is a first-step toward restoring health. If you decide to read Robert’s email thread about his healing journey from HIV positive to an HIV cure, be sure to start at the beginning by going to the bottom of this page to Email 1.
Tetrasilver tetroxide is a type of colloidal silver that has a tetrahedral shape. This tetrahedral shape makes this type of colloidal silver particularly reactive against a wide array of pathogens. Colloidal silver, after all, is another type of reactive oxygen species medicine in the same class as Chlorine Dioxide Solution / Miracle Mineral Supplement.
At AlivenHealthy, we view HIV a little differently than how conventional medicine views this disease. From our perspective HIV is a curable illness that’s caused by multiple factors. Often, patients with this disease experience a worsening of symptoms when they take prescription medications. This is a complex issue. A number of authors have written books on this topic to explain the politics behind HIV as well as the idea that a cure for HIV exists. Nonetheless, HIV is a complex disease that requires a multi-pronged approach. During the initial stages of using holistic treatments for POEMS syndrome or HIV, be sure to use a Reactive Oxygen Species medicine like Chlorine Dioxide Solution and DImethylsulfoxide (DMSO) by themselves as long as you aren’t taking prescription meds. Learn about how to use these medicines properly so you don’t accidentally cancel out their effects. Both of these medicines are very powerful, but also delicate. You have to follow the instructions on how to use them properly to get good results.
Consider combining the use of Chlorine Dioxide and DMSO with Lithium Orotate, a powerful autoimmune disease cure that complements the effects of Chlorine Dioxide and DMSO.
Also note the following medicines that can be used to cure HIV. Some or all of these medicines might also be useful as a POEMS syndrome cure:
- Trichosanthes kirilowii
- This link discusses the use of Sutherlandia as a cure for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, another iconic autoimmune disease, but Sutherlandia was originally developed and used as a cure for HIV. Sutherlandia has the ability to kill viruses that cause autoimmune diseases. As such, this plant-based medicine could work as a cure for POEMS syndrome.
- Shilajit / Humic Acid / Fulvic Acid
The herpes virus and HIV are two pathogens that seem to require that patients use Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) as part of their treatment protocol. So we recommend that anyone who’s looking for a POEMS syndrome cure download our two books about Chlorine Dioxide Solution / Miracle Mineral Supplement and Complementary Medicines. In order to use DMSO, you have stop taking your prescription medications or you have to coordinate your prescription medication dosages with a knowledgeable doctor who is aware that you’re going to be using DMSO. DMSO has the ability to potentiate prescription medications, but this miracle drug also has the ability to heal nerve tissues and brain tissues. It can deliver Chlorine Dioxide Solution and other reactive oxygen species to nerve tissues to kill pathogens that are living in the spinal fluids, nerves, or in the brain tissues, but DMSO is a powerful FDA-approved medication in its own right especially if you’re dealing with a serious health problem like POEMS syndrome.
Many people who know that they have a Herpes infection will administer DMSO with Chlorine Dioxide to the base of the spine and sometimes also to the base of the skull, but they’ll also take Chlorine Dioxide and DMSO by mouth.
Also note the following medicines that can be used to cure herpes. Some or all of these medicines might also be useful as a POEMS syndrome cure:
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Castleman’s Disease / Kaposi’s Sarcoma
POEMS syndrome, Castleman’s disease, and Kaposi’s Sarcoma are diseases with important connections to each other. One scientific abstract noted that, “The association of Castleman’s disease and Kaposi’s sarcoma appears too frequently to be chance alone.” The author of this study speculated that these two diseases are “different tissue reactions to the same causative agent”.
Both Castleman’s Disease and Kaposi’s Sarcoma are cancer-related diseases. Castleman’s disease is considered to be an “autoimmune” disease in some circles. In others, Castleman’s is viewed as cancer. And in still others, Castleman’s disease is viewed as an infection. In any case, Castleman’s disease is associated with the Human Herpesvirus 8.
Kaposi’s Sarcoma is a type of cancer that’s associated with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), but HIV is a disease that may or may not be what it seems according to conventional medicine. First of all, it has been our experience that there is more than one HIV cure. This is a sticky, convoluted topic, but in this discussion, our focus is to stick to the question, “Is POEMS syndrome curable?”
So in order to avoid a long, complicated discussion about HIV, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, Castleman’s Disease, and some of the other disease-labels that have been applied to related illnesses (which include the likes of multiple myeloma)
POEMS, Scleroderma and Systemic Sclerosis
A number of scientists have noted the relationship between scleroderma and POEMS syndrome. A number of patients with POEMS and with scleroderma have elevated (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) VEGF scores which indicates that there may be cancer cells in the body that are trying to connect into a blood supply. Earlier in this document, under our section titled “Clues for a Cure: POEMS Syndrome in Childhood” we talked about Enzyme Therapy as an important treatment for diabetes mellitus as well as cancer and other autoimmune diseases. Dr. John Beard, an embryologist in the early 1900s noted that cancer cells and embryonic cells in the trophoblast stage share certain similarities. He developed the Trophoblast Theory of Cancer wherein he saw cancer cells as “false placentas”. An indicator that human cells are trying to connect into the blood supply is high VEGF scores. Indeed, scleroderma is another disease that involves high VEGF scores and it is traditionally related to cancer. Both can be treated using Enzyme Therapy, but specifically and importantly Pancreatic Enzyme Therapy (though a person with POEMS would likely benefit from taking bile salt supplements as well as perhaps hydrochloric acid and pepsin supplements too).
Enzyme therapy and pancreatic enzyme therapy are both adjunct therapies that can be used to cure scleroderma, POEMS, or cancer. In other words, enzyme therapy should be combined with the use of Lugol’s iodine and vitamin B17 therapy for best results. Pancreatic enzyme therapy was widely used in the U.S. as a cure for cancer back in the 1900s and it had a cure rate of about 13% before the American Medical Association took over and got rid of natural cures for cancer. Modern chemotherapy, in contrast, has a cure rate of only 2-3% against cancer as a stand-alone medicine.
Summary: Can POEMS syndrome be cured?
Start your journey toward a cure for POEMS syndrome, scleroderma, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, lymphoma, Castleman’s Disease, or lymphoma by learning about Chlorine Dioxide Solution and Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO). Also consider downloading the Autoimmune Health and Healing Bundle which includes the Cancer Cure Catalog books, our gallbladder/liver healing book, as well as our books about how to overcome Post-COVID vaccine syndrome, how to cure lyme disease and how to cure psoriasis. It’s important that you understand how the various medicines work together to produce a cure. Working with a POEMS syndrome holistic cure will be a lot different than being medicated by a conventional medicine doctor, but if you educate yourself and become an expert on yours (or your loved one’s) disease, you’ll be empowered to cure POEMS syndrome.
Get started with the medicines we recommend below:
The Chlorine Dioxide Solution and DMSO Cure for POEMS Syndrome
Because of the strong relationship to HIV and HHV-8 infection, we would recommend that patients work with Chlorine Dioxide Solution / Miracle Mineral Supplement and Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) to kill the HHV-8 infection that likely sets off a chain reaction of immune suppression in the body from its headquarters in the liver and sometimes also the kidneys. Note that DMSO is FDA-approved and it has a toxicity level similar to that of water, but it combines easily with other substances (it is a solvent). This is a powerful medicine, but it must be used properly to avoid absorbing toxins into the body. Chlorine Dioxide is also powerful, but delicate so you need to learn about these medicines to become familiar with how to use them. Consider downloading the CDSProtocols.com database of protocols by disease-name as a resource to help you learn how and when to use this medicine properly.
Combine your Chlorine Dioxide and DMSO treatments with Lithium Orotate at 20-100 mg daily. Start at the lower dose of Lithium Orotate to slowly alkalize the body. Lithium Orotate is valuable cure for an array of autoimmune diseases and it complements and strengthens the action of Chlorine Dioxide in the body. Continue taking the Lithium Orotate for 3 weeks, take 1 week off, and then begin taking it again at the dose that you left off with. Dr. Keith Brewer was a microbiologist who discovered that Cesium, an element in the same family as Lithium, can cure cancer within days. Today, it is difficult to obtain Cesium, but Lithium Orotate and Rubidium are suitable alternatives.
Tetrasilver Tetroxide Cure for HIV / Cure for Kaposi’s Sarcoma / HHV-8 Cure
Dr. Metharem Haresh uses Chlorine Dioxide Solution in an IV to cure HIV and other serious infections like HHV-8, but he often combines this treatment with Tetrasilver Tetroxide IVs. Not all patients will be able to get Tetrasilver Tetroxide or be able to safely administer these medicines via IV, but readers should know that HIV patients do experience success taking Chlorine Dioxide and DMSO by mouth too and that it is possible to cure HHV-8, other types of herpes infections, and HIV using Chlorine Dioxide and DMSO.
Tetrasilver Tetroxide is a type of colloidal silver that has a special tetrahedral shape that makes it especially reactive against pathogens.
The Quick-Start Anti-Autoimmunity/ Anti-Cancer / Anti-POEMS Syndrome Protocol
The most basic anti-cancer / anti-autoimmunity protocol that slowly and gently restores health to people whose bodies seem to be falling apart includes the following 3 medicines:
- Vitamin B17 / Amygdalin
- Lugol’s Iodine Therapy
- Enzyme Therapy
- Vitamin D3 / K2 Therapy (patient must stop taking vitamin D3 that is not combined with vitamin K2)
Other Important Links:
MayoClinic (2022). POEMS Syndrome. Belec, L. et al. (1999). Human herpesvirus 8 infection in patients with POEMS syndrome-associated multicentric Castleman’s disease. Retrieved August 3, 2022 from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10339470/
Wikipedia (2022). Castleman’s Disease. Retrieved August 3, 2022 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castleman_disease
Kim, D. E. et al. (2000). Kaposi’s sarcoma herpesvirus-associated Castleman’s disease with POEMS syndrome. Retrieved August 3, 2022 from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10679723/
Rywlin, A. M. et al. (1983). Coexistence of Castleman’s disease and Kaposi’s sarcoma. Report of a case and a speculation. Retrieved August 3, 2022 from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6625119/
Casper, C. (2009). New Approaches to the Treatment of Human Herpesvirus-8-Associated Disease. Retrieved August 4, 2022 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2711900/
Papo, T. et al. (2001). Human herpesvirus 8 infection, Castleman’s disease, and POEMS syndrome. Retrieved August 3, 2022 from https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1046/j.1365-2141.1999.1331e.x?sid=nlm%3Apubmed
Sjak-Shie, N. N. et al. (1999). HHV-8 infection and multiple myeloma. Retrieved August 3, 2022 from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10449181/
Marina, S., and Broshtilova, V. (2006). POEMS in Childhood. Retrieved August 6, 2022 from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16650224/
Toussaint, P. et al. (2000). POEMS syndrome revealed by a scleroderma-like skin thickening. Retrieved August 6, 2022 from https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10717569/
(1988). POEMS syndrome presenting as systemic sclerosis: Clinical and pathologic study of a case with microangiopathic glomerular lesions. Retrieved August 6, 2022 from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/000293438890277X