Coined by Bardwick et al in 1980 as an acronym of some of the main features (though this list is neither exhaustive nor accurate in all cases): polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy or edema, M-protein (an abnormal immunoglobulin), and skin abnormalities.
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