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Acute intermittent porphyria

Acute intermittent porphyria: Introduction

Acute intermittent porphyria: A rare metabolic disorder characterized by a deficiency in the porphobilinogen deaminase enzyme which results in a build-up of porphyrins or its precursors in the body. Using certain drugs or eating certain foods can trigger the symptoms of the condition. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Acute intermittent porphyria is available below.

Symptoms of Acute intermittent porphyria

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Causes of Acute intermittent porphyria

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Prognosis for Acute intermittent porphyria

Prognosis for Acute intermittent porphyria: variable duration of attacks which are occasionally fatal

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Definitions of Acute intermittent porphyria:

An autosomal dominant porphyria that is due to a deficiency of HYDROXYMETHYLBILANE SYNTHASE in the LIVER, the third enzyme in the 8-enzyme biosynthetic pathway of HEME. Clinical features are recurrent and life-threatening neurologic disturbances, ABDOMINAL PAIN, and elevated level of AMINOLEVULINIC ACID and PORPHOBILINOGEN in the urine. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Acute intermittent porphyria is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Acute intermittent porphyria, or a subtype of Acute intermittent porphyria, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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