Acute intermittent porphyria : management aspects

Reddi, Rajashekar; Sethi, Nitin K.; Anand, Ish and Sethi, P.K. (2002) Acute intermittent porphyria : management aspects. Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology, 3 (3). pp. 252-257.

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Porphyries are multifactorial genetic disorders in which environmental, genetic, and physiological factors interact to cause disease. Many of the symptoms are non-specific and diagnosis is often delayed. Laboratory testing is required to confirm or exclude the various types of porphyrias; however many of the tests are not available routinely. This article aims to create awareness regarding the common problems faced while managing this rare disorder.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Porphyria, Dyselectrolytaemia, Seizures, Abdominal pain.
Subjects:Nervous System Diseases > Neurologic Manifestations > Seizures
Digestive System Diseases > Liver Diseases > Porphyria, Erythrohepatic
Nervous System Diseases > Neurologic Manifestations > Pain
Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Signs and Symptoms > Pain
Digestive System Diseases > Liver Diseases > Porphyria, Hepatic
-Institutional Repositories > Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
ID Code:1740
Deposited By:Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
Deposited On:08 August 2006

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